HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change

HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change opens July 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road (inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments and across from the Tip Top Café). The exhibit runs through September 12, 2014, and the gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, call (210)383-9723.

WHO: Curators Raul Castellanos (art) and Mobi Warren (poetry) and more than 50 featured artists, poets, musicians and environmental experts.

According to Bill McKibben, founder of, we need to flood the world with deep and moving images, sounds, and words if we are to shake up and wake up our communities to the threat of climate change (scroll down to see video). Through a multi-arts exhibit HOT!, which opens Friday, July 25, 2014, Bihl Haus Arts intends to do just that. Local and regional artists, writers and performers have been invited to submit original works in response to the climate crisis.

HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change opens with a public reception at Bihl Haus Arts on Friday, July 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, featuring original works by more than 30 area visual artists and poets. Plus poolside music performances, including original Climate Change songs, by I Ching Gatos, Blind Alley and ILA Minori. The exhibit continues through September 12, 2014.

Related events include:
SAT., AUG, 9, 2 PM @ Bihl Haus: HOT! Poetry reading—organized by Mobi Warren

SAT., AUG. 16, 3-5 PM @ Bihl Haus: Workshop: “Recycling for Artists: An Introduction to Alchemy as a Solution to the Energy Crisis,” by Raul Castellanos (participants must bring a minimum of 5 recyclable objects and a matrix or ground to support the piece

WED., AUG. 20, 7-9 PM @ Woodlawn Theatre: Film screening of “Bidder 70” (72 minutes) and Poetry Reading (poets TBA by Mobi Warren)

FRI., AUG. 22, 8 pm to SAT., AUG. 23, noon @ Woodlawn Lake: “Turtle Medicine Wheel Water Ceremony” led by Medicine Woman Yvette Mendez (Apache), with an introduction by Jason St. Sauver (Ojibwe)

WED., AUG. 27, 7-9 PM @ Woodlawn Theatre: “Climate Change Panel Discussion” followed by film screening of “Hell or High Water” (56 minutes) Panelists:

  • Alyssa Burgin, Texas Drought Project
  • Diana Lopez, Southwest Workers Union
  • Andrea Nocito, Policy Director District 7
  • Lanny Sinkin, Solar San Antonio
  • Jason St. Sauver, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center


SAT., SEPT. 13, 2 pm @ Bihl Haus: Closing Event: Reading by Nature Poet Melissa Kwasny, visiting from Montana, in collaboration with Gemini Ink

Featured Visual Artists: Rachael Lynne Acosta • Kim Bishop • Rachel Bower • Raul Castellanos • Carol Cisneros • Carol Cunninghanm • Ed Escobedo • Emilio Flores • Joan Frederick • David Anthony Garcia • Nicole Geary • Elizabeth Geib-Morrill • Starr Sandra Hernandez • James Hetherington • Laurel Gibson • Damian Hunt • Amy Jones • Myriam Lanau • Linda Manson • Alexa Nelipa • Susan Oaks • Ben Ortiz • Kyle Otto • Pájara • Amanda Porfirio • Anthony Serna • Paul Tower • Rikkianne Van Kirk • David Zamora Casas

Featured Poets: Lahab Assef Al-Jundi • Wendy Barker • Sheila Black • Rebecca Burroughs • Ed Cody • Joyce Gullickson • Marian Haddad • Eric Lane • Jim LaVilla-Havelin • Bryce Milligan • Carol Reposa • Darby Riley • Mobi Warren • Len Wheeler

HOT! COMMUNITY PARTNERS:, Gemini Ink, Solar San Antonio, Texas Drought Project, Woodlawn Theatre & Working Films. Special thanks to Councilman Cris Medina & District 7 Staff, WellMed Charitable Foundation and Texas Commission on the Arts