Want to have fun fighting climate change from your living room? You're invited to Hunker Down for Climate Change, an online art workshop next Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. SEACC will be hosting a virtual gathering where we can make art together, share that art to make an impact on climate change, and see friendly Sitka faces all in one online space! Our Google Meet video platform is limited to 100 users, so we hope you’ll RSVP to save your spot by signing up below.
We’re excited to offer this event in partnership with Ellie Schmidt, who many of you may know from her years fishing, snorkeling and making art around Sitka. Ellie will be leading us on a night of mini-zine making on Google Meet. Ellie’s art has focused on finding beauty in nature amidst the loss caused by climate change, from tropical reefs to frigid kelp forests. She’ll help us explore those same topics through the medium of zines, something she’s been doing for years as a co-editor of the Selkie. You’ll have the option to digitally submit your mini-zines, or other artwork, to a portfolio that SEACC will be presenting to Senator Murkowski later in the summer.
When a crisis strikes — whether it's coronavirus or climate change — it can feel overwhelming, and it’s OK to feel loss or isolation in these times. But we also feel hope when we see our communities organize overnight into groups like Sitka Mutual Aid. We believe art can be a way to embrace these contradictory feelings, and to find truth and create meaning. Art is also a way to connect with ourselves and others, building the resilient community we need to weather these storms.
So we hope you'll grab your favorite art supplies and RSVP to join us for a night of art and community next Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. After you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a link to the event and more information about what we have in store.