A Volatile Terrain




Sun Gallery

1015 E. Street

Hayward, CA





“A Volatile Terrain” The Art of Climate Change

June 19th – July 24th

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

All ages are welcome



Reception for the Artists: Saturday,  June 28th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm



Associated Events:

  • Children’s Reception: Saturday, July  13th, 2pm – 4pm

  • Skype Session on the Impact of Climate Change (Adults), July 17th, 7pm – 8pm

  • Skype Session on the Impact of Climate Change (Children), July 24th, 6pm – 7pm

The Skype Sessions will be a conversation between the audience and Professor Paul Beckwith. Beckwith is a part-time professor in climatology/meteorology in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa.  His PhD research is on abrupt climate change.  He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics and an M.Sc. degree in Laser Physics.  He is studying the climate as an overall, “big-picture” system, with many nonlinear feedbacks, tipping elements and complex feedback interactions.

  • Workshop  with Jennifer Koney , Sat. July 19 from 2-4pm  “What?! Sharks in My Backyard?”  Representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project and other partnering organizations

present the most current information regarding local impacts of sea level rise in Hayward.


This exhibition is free and open to the public.

All ages are welcome



Our environment, our planet, is in constant flux. At the most basic level the tectonic plates that form the crust of our continents are continually shifting. Layered upon that instability the actions of the animals (including us) have weathered, abraded and accumulated both wanted and unwanted residue. The stuff of life (and death), has begun to redefine topography and atmosphere. This exhibition bears witness to this process and also to the idea that we, as a species, are required to initiate a process of healing to defend our Earth and leave it in better condition for future generations.


Dorsi Lynn Diaz , project creator and founder of “The Art of Climate Change”, is an artist, art educator and freelance writer and publisher. She has been reporting on climate change for the San Francisco Examiner for over 6 years and is also a contributing writer at The Arctic News, Boomer Warrior and at Hubpages, where her articles have been read over 2 million times. Her newest project has been to bring together people from all walks of life to educate them about the growing threat of climate change through the arts, with a huge focus on teaching the children and reaching families through a multi-modal approach. Although arts based, her approach also considers the scientific research and possible solutions to climate change along with a c.all to action. Her latest collaboration has been with The Sun Gallery to bring to life “A Volatile Terrain: The Art of Climate Change”, which originated as a crowd-funded project through Kickstarter.


Artists in the exhibition include: Dickson Schneider, Dr. Htain Winn, Marjorie Lynn Wagner, Ginny Parsons, Robert Jankowski, Hollie Adamic, Wanda Kersey, Paper Mills Studio, Jon Kerpel, Ian Patton, Doyle Wegner, Jennifer Koney, Oliver Klink, Stephanie Thames, Tino Banuelos, Peter Langenbach, Maureen Langenbach, Terry Preston, Patra Nesseth Steffes, Julie Barrett Bilyeu, Joe Santiago, Nina Starr.


For more information and images, please contact Jacqueline Cooper, Artistic Director, Sun Gallery at the above email and telephone address.