Climate Change Exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery
Prince George, B.C. – An exhibition called Change is offering a different take on climate change.
Located at Two Rivers Gallery, it’s the result of a collaboration between Two Rivers, UNBC and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and runs through Jan. 8.
The exhibit aims to foster discussions around climate change through artwork selected from Two Rivers’ permanent collection.
“I think it looks great and I’m really excited about the level of community participation,” says UNBC associate geography prof. Dr. Zoe Meletis. “I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but there’s a wall where people can make contributions about ideas and it’s full.”
She says the exhibit will include a free public lecture which aims to look at climate change through a different lens.
“I think people can get a little bit of climate change fatigue, especially since it’s all about what we’re doing wrong and what we should do instead,” says Meletis.
“So, there’s a lot of guilt, a lot of blame. There’s usually some kind of cost we’re going to have to bear and so instead we thought let’s do something different. Let’s look at art and science together, not in opposition.”
The lecture is called Art and Science for a Change and it will take place on Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m.
It will feature local poet and teacher Al Rempel who will be reading some of his poems and PICS executive director Dr. Sybil Seitzinger who will talk about climate change and sustainability.