Climate Stories—Creative Reflections on Climate Change

Exhibition Opening + Reception 

Friday, April 5, 2019  |  5-8 p.m. | HOW Space (182 Howard Street)

All welcome | light refreshments provided | related events listed below


The Climate Stories Collaborative invites members of our campus and community to a showcase of creative works produced by students in classes across the university. This exhibition and related events will feature visual and performance pieces expressing climate stories—stories of those who are affected by and/or taking action to address climate change.

Join us and experience student reflections on climate change in a variety of creative media—painting, sculpture, theatrical performance, videography, photography, design, narrative non-fiction, poetry, and more—at the College of Fine and Applied Art's HOW Space venue downtown. HOW Space is dedicated to advancing creative and collaborative student and faculty projects that engage the local community.

This event is hosted by the Climate Stories Collaborative, with support from the College of Fine and Applied Arts; The College of Arts and Sciences; The Reich College of Education; The Honors College; and The Smith Gallery.

With participation from students in: Anthropology; Applied Design; Art; Communication; Cultural, Gender and Global Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; English; Geological and Environmental Sciences; Government and Justice Studies; Management; Mathematical Sciences; Social Work; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment; Theatre & Dance; and University College.


Climate Stories Showcase: Creative Reflections on Climate Change

Art, design, performance from students at Appalachian

Exhibition | April 5-10 | HOW Space | 182 Howard Street


Events—All are free and open to the public; at HOW Space unless otherwise noted.

Artist Talk | Mel Chin | Tuesday, April 2 | 6:30pm | Parkway Ballroom, Student Union

Exhibition Opening Reception + Performances | Friday April 5 | 5-8pm

Climate Art Kids | creative art making activities for people ages 6-10 yrs; younger and older siblings welcome | Saturday, April 6 | 10am-12pm

Climate Stories Forum Theatre | featuring performance by Appalachian students | Saturday, April 6 | 3-5pm

 Climate Zine Workshop | collaborative zine-making workshop | Sunday, April 7 | 1-4pm

Climate Stories Movie Night | featuring climate themed short films by Appalachian students | Monday, April 8 | 6-8 pm

Documentary Screening | Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival |

Thursday, April 18 | 5-6:30pm | 114 Belk Library | Sponsored by GWS and Belk Library


For more information or to schedule a class visit to the exhibition April 8-10, contact Laura England at