'Surge' intersects art and science; opens at MoNA Saturday


October 11, 2023

Image of oil painting of water bottle with bright blue ocean background.

courtesy of MoNA

'TSUNAMI' – is one of three 25" x 25" oil on canvas paintings by artist Karen Hackenberg in the show "Surge."

We know about climate change through science; we feel it through art. The combination is a powerful one and is on display at the Museum of Northwest Art starting Saturday as "Surge: Mapping Transition, Displacement and Agency in Times of Climate Change." It opens Oct 14, 1-4 p.m.

This is the fourth iteration of "Surge." Each one has grown, from a one-day event in 2015 to a year-long collaboration this year with artists pairing with scientists to study and create climate change-inspired art. The Skagit Climate Science Consortium has partnered with the museum through them all. Chloe Dye Sher...

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