Dec. 4, 2-4 PM Arlington High School
“Join Arts Arlington and representatives of the Town of Arlington and Arlington Public Schools for a festive free afternoon celebrating two public art projects: a youth-led public art installation exploring the impact of climate change and Arlington’s latest Artist-in-Residence project! Enjoy music by the High School Honors Orchestra and Jazz Band, refreshments, art exhibits, and an opportunity to meet the artists and neighbors who are involved in environmental causes and building community.
Remembrance of Climate Futures/Arlington is a regional public art project conceived by Tom Starr. In Arlington, the 18-month project was led by 12 high school interns passionately committed to preserving a healthy environment. They developed 23 “historic” markers imagining events still in our future which will be installed in public spaces around town. Some markers warn of the coming crisis, with messages calling out record high temperatures, flooding, and the emotional toll of climate change. Others envision strategies for resilience: adding trees and native plants to the landscape, painting roofs white, introducing a comprehensive K-12 curriculum tackling the subject of climate change. See the markers and congratulate the interns! More info can be found here: https://artsarlington.org/remembrance-of-climate-futures/
No Place Like Home is Kari Percival’s Artist-in-Residence project for ArtsArlington. She is collaborating with local organizations and activist groups to create posters highlighting their missions and messages. Her whimsical illustrations carry serious content about invasive plants, dangerous rodenticides, food security, and environmental stewardship. See designs created for ArMI, Food Link, Mystic River Watershed Association, and Sustainable Arlington.
Remembrance of Climate Futures Arlington is funded by a grant from MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) and organized by ArtsArlington, Arlington Public School’s Sustainability Coordinator, and the Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development. Kari Percival’s Artist-in-Residence is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.”