Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Sky: Climate Transformed

January 26 to May 14, 2023
Opening Reception: January 28, 2023, 2 to 4 PM
Closing Reception: May 6th, 2023, 2 to 4 PM

The climate we live in and experience through our journeys, observations and human connections with the natural world is ever transforming. 


Artworks created in a variety of media by 15 diverse visual artists have been selected for exhibition.  In addition to a shared connection to Wisconsin, each artist has also lived and worked in various parts of the world such as Canada, Southeast Asia, Mexico and other regions of the United States.  This includes the vision of indigenous artists and their relationship to the land and the environment.

Up to 50 works in various mediums will be exhibited, allowing for many thematic interpretations and experience to surface. The public will have the opporutnity to interact with the work as an observer and/or as an active partcipant through their involvement in the corresponding educaitonal programming. 


Christine Buth Furness, " I Carry Two Landscapes with Me", Pastel and colored pencil on archival paper

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In content, the artwork explores the human relationship to the landscape and nature made evident through agricultural use, migration, habitat change, warming temperatures, wildfire, drought and heavy rains. The work will draw the viewer in to reflect upon not only the beauty of the natural world but also question our commitment to sustainability and to a reciprocal relationship which strengthens the exchange of resources and knowledge.  The exhibit will engage and include multiple perspectives asking viewers to participate as better global citizens as well as offer them resilience and hope to strengthen their bond with the earth at this crucial point in history.

This Exhibition is curated by guest curator and artist Christine Buth Furness. 

Rina Yoon, "Earth, Trees, Fire," Found objects

Climate Transformed Discussion Panel
Date: April 6, 2023, 4 to 7pm

The panel artists will discuss how their work reflects the human relationship to the environment and the natural world and how it offers resilience and hope in this time of climate change/transformation.  They will each give a brief presentation about their research, aesthetic and processes.  The panel will be open to questions via Zoom chat and audience participation via Zoom and live. 

The panel includes artists, Dakota Mace, Rina Yoon, and Christine Buth Furness.

More information coming soon!

_Examine the Effects (EC),_ Acrylic, Sand, Collage, on Canvas, 13 3_4_ x 17 1_4”, 2021  (P

Frank Korb, "Examine the Effects," Acrylic, sand, and collage