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SA Artists Respond to Climate Change

opens July 25th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Bihl Haus Arts


PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Friday, July 25, 6-8 pm


WHAT: HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change           


WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, July 25th, 5:30-8:30 pm


WHERE: Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road (inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments and across from the Tip Top Café)


WHO: Curators Raul Castellanos (art) and Mobi Warren (poetry) and more than 50 featured artists, poets, musicians and environmental experts.


WHY: If we are to shake up and wake up our communities to the threat of climate change, according to Bill McKibben, founder of, we need to flood the world with deep and moving images, sounds, and words. Through a multi-arts exhibit HOT!, which opens Friday, July 25, 2014, Bihl Haus Arts intends to do just that.

HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change opens with a public reception at Bihl Haus Arts on Friday, July 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, featuring original works by more than 30 area visual artists curated by contributing artist Raul Castellanos and juried by David S. Rubin, independent curator and author. Plus poolside music performances, including original Climate Change songs, by I Ching Gatos, Blind Alley and ILA Minori. Food and libations. The exhibit continues through September 13, 2014.

Related events include:

  • SAT., AUG, 9, 2 PM @ Bihl Haus: HOT! Poetry reading—organized by Mobi Warren
  • SAT., AUG. 16, 3-5 PM @ Bihl Haus: Workshop: “Recycling for Artists: An Introduction to Alchemy as a Solution to the Energy Crisis,” by Raul Castellanos (participants must bring a minimum of 5 recyclable objects and a matrix or ground to support the piece they construct)
  • WED., AUG. 20, 7-9 PM @ Woodlawn Theatre: Film screening of “Bidder 70” (72 minutes) and Poetry Reading (poets TBA by Mobi Warren)
  • FRI., AUG. 22, 8 pm to SAT., AUG. 23, noon @ Woodlawn Lake: “Turtle Medicine Wheel Water Ceremony” led by Apache Medicine Woman Yvette Mendez, with an introduction by Jason St. Sauver
  • WED., AUG. 27, 7-9 PM @ Woodlawn Theatre: “Climate Change Panel Discussion” followed by film screening of “Hell or High Water” (56 minutes) Panelists:

            Alyssa Burgin, Texas Drought Project

            Diana Lopez, Southwest Workers Union

            Lanny Sinkin, Solar San Antonio

            Jason St. Sauver, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

  • SAT., SEPT. 13, 2 pm @ Bihl Haus: Closing Event: Reading by Nature Poet Melissa Kwasny, visiting from Montana, in collaboration with Gemini Ink


Featured Visual Artists: Rachael Acosta • Bam • Kim Bishop • Rachael Bower • Raul Castellanos • Carol Cisneros • Carol Cunningham • Ed Escobedo • Emilio Flores • Melvin Ford, Jr. • Joan Frederick • David Anthony Garcia • Nicole Geary • Elizabeth Geib-Morrill • Mark Gellat Jr. • Laurel Gibson • James Hetherington • Ross van Hunt • Amy Jones • Myriam Lanau • Lucia LaVilla-Havelin • Linda Manson • Alexa Nelipa • Susan Oaks Ben Ortiz • Kyle Otto • Pájara • Anthonio Serna • Rikkianne Van Kirk • David Zamora Casas

Featured Poets: Lahab Assef Al-Jundi • Wendy Barker • Sheila Black • Rebecca Burroughs • Ed Cody • Joyce Gullickson • Marian Haddad • Eric Lane • Jim LaVilla-Havelin • Bryce Milligan • Carol Reposa • Darby Riley • Mobi Warren • Len Wheeler

HOT! COMMUNITY PARTNERS:, Gemini Ink, Solar San Antonio, Texas Drought Project, Woodlawn Theatre & Working Films. Special thanks to Councilman Cris Medina & District 7 Staff, WellMed Charitable Foundation and Texas Commission on the Arts


ATTACHMENTS: Press Release; Panelists and Special Guest Bios; Jpegs

Bihl Haus Arts is supported in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Culture and Creative Development; by grants from the WellMed Charitable, Genevieve & Ward Orsinger, San Antonio Area and Shield-Ayres Foundations; by Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments, where Bihl Haus Arts is located; by Michael Imbimbo, Architects; and by Friends of Bihl Haus Arts.



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