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Join us for the opening of Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Local Reflections of a Global Issue art exhibition at the Oxford Community Arts Center. 

The evening will include art, live music, refreshments, and Miami  and Oxford community organizations working on climate change, including the Hefner Museum of Natural History, the Willard Turrell Herbarium, Thread Up Oxford, and the League of Women Voters of Oxford.

In its third year, this exhibition turns science and societal impacts into artistic action to raise awareness about climate change. The exhibition encourages reflection, questioning, understanding, and action by highlighting the various interpretations and experiences of climate change as felt by artists and community members.

The exhibition will include artwork by elementary, middle school, and high school students, Miami University students, community members, and local artists. Miami University and community partners will share what they are doing to fight climate change. 

In Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Local Reflections of a Global Issue, local artists reflect on and communicate their understanding, perception, and interpretation of climate change and its impacts on their own lives and their communities.

This exhibit is part of Miami University’s 2023-2024 Focus theme on Environmental Justice and includes artwork from Miami University students and faculty, and community members. We hope the exhibition will engage our community here in Oxford in conversations on climate change as a local issue with real implications for each of us rather than just a global one with impacts elsewhere. 

Changing Climate, Changing Communities is part of an interdisciplinary collaborative effort by Miami University faculty from Project Dragonfly (Biology Department) and the Department of Art, as well as community partners and the Oxford Community Arts Center. The overarching goal of our collaboration is to engage in community-oriented research and dialogue on climate change from diverse perspectives. 

  • Laura Desmond
  • Caiden Lane Duskey
  • Dr. Helaine Alessio
  • Dr. Laura Alejandra Abondano Franco

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