THIRD STREET GALLERY ARCHIVE: 2018 EXHIBITIONS: HOT Art about Climate Change and Global Warming

Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents, HOT, on exhibition in the gallery’s South Room from January 29, 2018 to March 4, 2018. This exhibition features seventeen student and alumni artists from Humboldt State University.

The exhibition, HOT, will address climate change and global warming. With temperatures rising around the world, artists are exploring ideas about climate change — its causes and effects. With the general consensus from the scientific community about the threat of climate change and the recent regulation roll- backs from the current administration, artists are ever more inspired to create conversation around these topics with their work.

Participating artists are showing work in sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, prints, jewelry and mixed media.  For example, alumna Elisa Griego-Martinez uses gouache and ink suspended in acrylic over maps and hydrographs to illustrate her thoughts about the recent wildfires. She states that, “Amplified by climate change, the recent dry spell has lingered on despite record rainfall, causing low agricultural yields, wildfires, and stress on available resources. It has not only changed the landscape but the political and social climate of the region.” Artists participating are utilizing their materials and subject matter to address the issues of rising temperatures, pollution, natural disasters, rising sea levels and diminishing resources.

This exhibition will run in the gallery’s South Room along side local artist Cynthia Hooper’s solo exhibition, Cultivated Ecologies, an interdisciplinary video and essay project that examines California wildlife refuges. Hooper’s exhibition will be held in the Project Room at the gallery. Artists participating in HOT will be Regina Case, Julie Clark, Tim Clewell, Gio King, Haley Davis, Lizzy Dostal, Claire Esselstrom, Lisa Griego-Martinez, Chelsee Harris, Harley Hinkle, David Jordan, Anna Kowalczyk, Anna Ladd, Malia Matsumoto, Bethany Matthis-Montgomery, Terry Torgerson, and David White.

Exhibition Schedule and Location
The exhibition, HOT, will run from January 29 through March 4. The gallery is open Tuesday–Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.  The gallery will hosta public reception for the artists on Saturday, February 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., during Eureka Main Street’s Arts Alive Program. Third Street Gallery is located at 416 Third Street in Eureka, California.  Admission is free for all. Groups are encouraged to call ahead to arrange tours. For more information call (707) 443-6363