April 8 - May 14, 2021

World on Fire

Opening April 8, 2021

Show Run/Virtual Art + Environment Panel + Seedbomb & Print Workshops
April 10, 17, May 8 2021

Linda Lyke, Outback Fire, 2020

Linda Lyke, Outback Fire, 2020

We are pleased to present the juried exhibition World on Fire opening April 2, 2021 and running through Earth Month with art & environmental science panels, seed bomb making, and printmaking with natural materials workshops, with the generous support of Pasadena Art Alliance. The exhibition will feature original works from members of the Los Angeles Printmaking and special guests. The show will be an exploration of the extremes of a world on fire, with inquiries into climate change, extreme fire, and its larger effects on animals, habitat, and communities.

From global wildfires to the COVID-19 pandemic to the ongoing resistance against systemic racial injustices, traditional views of the world around us have been challenged, giving way to a heightened awareness of our impact on the earth and each-other. With “the world on fire” on many fronts, the exhibition and related activities will present an intersectional view of issues pertaining to climate change that include environmental justice, the conservation of wildlife, biodiversity, fire safety, and issues of racial justice, food justice, and the growing land back movement.

View the Virtual Walkthrough of World on Fire installed in our gallery space

Video by Jorge Alarcon-Swaby

Virtual gallery guide for World on Fire.

For those of you who missed the sidewalk viewing of the World on Fire exhibition, please enjoy this clip of the wonderful projections by Pete
Metzger. Thank you to Pete and Candace Metzger for making our projection dreams come true! Video by Jorge Alarcon-Swaby.

Learn more about what you can do to help protect our planet:

Gabrielino/Tongva Nation Website

Kizh Nation Website

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Climate Change Resources

World Wildlife Foundation

“Yes, Actually, Individual Responsibility Is Essential to Solving the Climate Crisis” Article by The Sierra Club

NPR Resources on Climate Change