Create an art project to respond to climate change; next deadline is March 30

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Respond to climate change in Alaska in two unique and fun events!

UAA/APU Books of the Year presents its Art Exhibit and Student Video Contest where YOU can express yourself about one of the world's most current and important topics -- climate change. So, give your two cents and respond to climate change in Alaska through these events:

Be a part of a First Friday Art Event!
Art Exhibit Deadline: Tuesday, March 30

Express yourself through UAA/APU Books of the Year Art Exhibit. No experience needed. Students, faculty and staff, plan now to submit your work for this First Friday exhibit based on 2009-10 Books of the Year theme -- responding to climate change in Alaska. Choose your style: painting, drawing, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry or photography. Artwork must be ready to hang or display.

Win an iPod nano Video Contest
Video contest Deadline: Monday, March 22

Not an art fan? Compete in the Student Video Contest with the chance to win a 16 GB iPod nano! Create a YouTube account, upload and link your video to the UAA/APU Books of the Year YouTube Channel. Winning videos will be shown at the Art Exhibit on April 2. Art Exhibit opens at the APU Galleries on April 2-29.

UAA and APU started to Books of the Year program in 2006 as a part of a Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues initiative to stimulate discussions on challenging and relevant topics. This year the program selected The Whale and the Supercomputer, a non-fiction account of how climate change is affecting life on Alaska's North Slope, by Charles Wohlforth and Shopping for Porcupine, a series of essays about growing up in the wilderness north of Kotzebue, by Seth Kantner.

For more details, contact Liz Hilpert at APU at or Christina Gheen, UAA, at or (907) 786-6374.

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