Grad Tesla Kawakami, professors Cara Jaye and Sasha Petrenko featured in Surge 2023 at Museum of Northwest Art

side by side textured canvases with an organic grid pattern and detailed rectalinear abstract shapes within the grid.

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by College of Fine and Performing Arts Staff

Recent Studio Art graduate Tesla Kawakami, Professor Cara Jaye, and Associate Professor Sasha Petrenko are selected artists among 20 whose work is featured in the Museum of Northwest Art's "Surge 2023." "Surge: Mapping Transition, Displacement, and Agency in Times of Climate Change" is an exhibition drawing attention to climate change and its tangible effects on the Northwest’s Coastal communities.

Surge: Mapping Transition, Displacement, and Agency in Times of Climate Change is predicated on the idea that artists and scientists can together bring unique problem-solving skills to address important community challenges.

As global average temperatures rise, glaciers recede, and extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, and large storms become more frequent, ecosystems and communities are profoundly affected. Learn more about the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates

  • October 14, 2023 through February 17, 2024
  • Curated by Chloe Dye Sherpe
  • MoNA visiting info

Selected Artists

  • Mary Coss
  • Lucia Enriquez
  • Melinda Hurst Frye
  • Karen Hackenberg
  • Todd Horton
  • Cara Jaye
  • Tori Karpenko
  • Tesla Kawakami
  • Aaron Loveitt
  • Amanda Manitach
  • Crista Matteson
  • Lisa McShane
  • Natalie Niblack
  • Sasha Petrenko
  • Ann Chadwich Reid
  • Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer
  • Buster Simpson
  • Kandis Susol
  • Nina Vichayapai
  • David Willis

Image: "Particles #1" (left) and "Particles #2" (right), Cara Jaye, 2023. Each: 44" x 30", cyanotype with encaustic on panel.

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Oct 23, 2023 12:39pm