Why We Won’t Just Leave: What Alaska is Telling the World About Climate Change

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 | (310) 822-9560 | SPARCinLA.org

A Virtual Gallery Exhibition on Community Responses to Climate Change

Why We Won’t Just Leave​ features portraits, paintings, photography, stories, and video profiles of 20 artists, activists, researchers and community organizers responding to climate change in Alaska. Join us for a virtual gallery opening and curatorial talk by Lindsay Carron on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST. RSVP online at ​today.

On View: February 27th to April 10th. Visit: www.SPARCinLA.org/why-we-wont​ 

What Can Art Do for Climate Action?

Virtual Panel Talk Featuring Exhibition Artists Klara Maisch, Jessica Thornton and Hannah Perrine Mode

Thursday, March 11th, 6pm PST Zoom

Artworks (Left to Right): Keri Oberly, Photograph of Quannah Chasinghorse Potts and Jody Juneby Potts, 2020 (Partial View); Bill Hanson, ​Broken Blue Ruins at Low Tide​, Digital Image from series “Southeast Alaska: Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes, Changing Life” (Partial View) and; Apay’uq Moore, ​Gram and Girl​, Acrylic on Canvas, 2020 (Partial View).


Solo Exhibitions                                                                                                              


Connection Point, The Canvas – Juneau, Alaska


Cacophony of Coexistence, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council – Juneau, Alaska


It Takes a Village, California Wolf Center – Julian, California


Tangents, Fountain Art Fair, Armory Show Centennial – New York, NY


All Is Twisted, Fountain Art Fair, Miami Art Basel – Miami, Florida

Selected Group Exhibitions                                                                                          


Wilderness:Alaska, Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University, Riverside, California

Art in the Arctic, Venue, Fairbanks, Alaska

WaterFullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California


Pepperdine Alumni Art Showcase, Payson Library at Pepperdine University – Malibu, California

Mama Earth, The Convent – San Francisco, California

Altar to the Kingdoms, Mystic Journey Crystal & Fine Art Gallery – Venice, California


Women of the New Contemporary, Artists Republic Gallery – Anaheim, California

Bad As* Women, Muramid Mural Museum – Oceanside, California

Drawing Down the Moon, Gallery 800 – Historic Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, California


Politics of the Plate, Avenue 50 Studio – Highland Park, California

Bad As* Women, a Celebration of Women Artists on International Women’s Day, Muramid Mural Museum – Oceanside, California


Spring Art Auction, Bid27, Think Tank Gallery – Los Angeles, California


Branded Arts, Benefit Art Show, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, California

Dreams, Create:Fixate Graffiti/Fine Art Collaboration, Lot 613 – Los Angeles, California

Peace, Love & Understanding, The Peace Project via The Whole 9, Traveling Exhibition

Constellations, Create:Fixate, Lot 613 – Los Angeles, California

I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours, Suede Studios – Los Angeles, California


The American Inquisition, Rothick Art Haus – Anaheim, California

Salon Masse with En Masse, Gallerie Pangee – Montreal, Quebec

Mind the Art, Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory – New York, New York

Curated Projects                                                                                               


Faces of Legacy The Council Series Presents: Culture as a Cause, Native Artist Panel

Alaska Native Heritage Center – Anchorage, Alaska


Art and Water for All, Ma-Kah Water for All Benefit Art Show – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Museum Exhibitions                                                                                                   


KALEIDOSCOPIC, Senior Thesis Show, Weisman Museum – Malibu, California