Art Responds: The Wine Country Fires is an art exhibition, film event, and series of public gatherings for the one-year anniversary of the 2017 North Bay Wildfires. Artists include: Julia Crane, Oscar Aguilar Olea, Andrea Dale, Lowell Downey, Brian Fies, Jeff Frost, Linda Gass, Edmund Ian Grant, Norma I. Quintana, Kristi Rene and Laura Resen. Curated by Rina Faletti, PhD. On view Oct 10 - Dec 15, 2018.
Fire, climate and environment have always been topical, social and political issues in California, but with last year’s wildfires these environmental issues exploded in personal importance. These images from the Wine Country Fires speak with an intense and touching beauty to locals and all Northern Californians, as we see more frequent fires consume California land and property, and affect more lives.