Annual Sinton Lecture
Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 10am PT
Presented In-Person *and* Virtually via Zoom
In-Person Tickets: Free to Textile Arts Council (TAC) Members, $5 General Admission.
Virtual Tickets (Zoom): Free to TAC Members, $5 Members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Students; $10 General Admission
The annual Sinton Lecture is made possible with the generous support of The Carol Walter Sinton Fund for Fiber Arts Studies
How do we respond to a situation as troubling as climate change? What will inspire us to change our behavior? Artist Linda Gass makes artwork using beauty to encourage people to look at the hard environmental issues we face. Working in textile, glass and installation art, Linda’s artwork addresses the relationship between humans and the water and land that sustain them. Her work explores how landscapes change over time focusing on those places where destruction and renewal, wounding and healing, absence and presence overlap.
Linda’s presentation will take you on a photographic journey to the places that inspire her artwork, from the wilderness areas of California to the significant evidence of climate change in the American West. She will share images of her artwork made in response to her experience of the landscape and her research, as well as a behind-the-scenes view into how her artwork is made from initial concept to finished artwork. You will leave with a new appreciation and awareness for the impacts of climate change and how art can play an important role in educating the public.
Image: Some day there may be no more snow, © 2019 Linda Gass.