Kira Corser Team Support

Art to Change the World (ACWis a non-profit multidisciplinary, cross-generational coalition of 40 social practice artists, educators, scientists, authentic/expert voices and other change makers who meet at the intersection of art and natural and social science. We aspire to investigate what divides us and discover strategies that might unite us, encouraging the marginalized, disenfranchised, underserved, and the established elite to join forces to DO Something about societal challenges.

       Support a Team.  Become a ACW Team Member!   $1,000.00

ACW will host a two-week event with exhibition, performances and workshops around the theme of See. Say. DO What’s Your Issue? from Oct. 5-14, 2018. Over a dozen established and emerging artists and their authentic voice team members creating social and environmental justice works, transforming the cutting-edge art space Squirrel Haus Arts in South Minneapolis into an inviting and magical universe which draws the visitor into a thought provoking, interactive journey with the intent of inspiring action in our community.

Do you have a specific social topic you would like to sponsor? The artist/authentic voice teams need about $1,000.00 for both of them to research, travel, buy art and educational supplies/materials. Each artist has selected an authentic voice (or 2). We might also call these integral team mates a “primary source voice.” ALL of the team members learn from the other team members.  You will become a member of the team. We value your voice.

Support benefits included (all optional) :
Studio visit
Listed on website and programs
One ticket to VIP Event
Monthly artist news/networking/events emailed
Access to the Art to Change the World forum
Membership in book club
Invitations to celebrations and gatherings
ACW Hot Beverage Mug,   ACW  Tote  Bag
Invitation to an authentic Maine Seafood Chowder dinner created by native
Mainer Barbara Bridges  OR   A small artwork created by an ACW.

Donate Here Post Director, Barbara Bridges, to indicate the amount and the artist you want to support  You will receive a letter for your taxes.  Call to discuss details with Barbara if you have questions: 612 845 0416.

Project Description   KIRA CARRILLO CORSER – Topic: Climate Change & Human Rights

Why Are We Here? Sea Changes ACT:  This project addresses critical ocean changes, collaboratively with scientists and artists working with communities to create innovative motivators for civic action; while addressing the causes of climate change, plastic pollution, fishing and these impacts on human rights.

Purpose: The destruction of our oceans is largely hidden under water, so not visible to the average citizen.  Our goal is to (enticingly) make these destructive changes visible, more understandable and more emotionally connected to encourage action.

Virtual Undersea Experience: 18-foot-wide and 8-foot-tall, the eyes of fish, whales, sharks fall around people as videos light up 3-layered-billowing-walls of white-suspended-silks.   Viewers walk between these as they see and hear facts, music, sounds. Shifting perspectives, shift the experience to make it more magical:  Think tiny sea horse vs a whale’s point of view vs shark and kid. This work has been evolving since 2012, with participation in the U.S. Human Rights Network’s conference connecting climate change and it’s impact on human rights.

Authentic Voice:   Dr. Tim Lueker, Researcher in Climate Change at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla CA and  from the Sierra Club/Human Rights and Climate Change affecting Trade/ U.S. Human Rights Network.

Workshop   Help the Planet, and Have fun too!

This workshop includes ART MAKING, with video recordings, so the participants can continue to enjoy and sustain commitment.  This workshop encourages artistic expression, interactive collaborative art making, and story telling.

This workshop has 2 options for participants: 

  1. To promote understanding of climate, pollution and how human rights areconnected with ocean and water issues, we will draw and paint on “Fish Masks” based on real life images of fish.
  2. To create Ocean Avatar Videos to encourage caring about planet issues we willpaint our hands and/or faces with body paint, AND then record family stories about fishing, concerns about climate, connections to human rights, solutions to plastic pollution, etc.

Biography   Kira Carrillo Corser has designed and produced art throughout California, and the USA for 22 years, in addition to working as staff photographer at KPBS (10 yrs.) and later at California State University Monterey Bay (8 yrs.) Based in San Diego County, she works in partnership with other artists, musicians, nonprofits, community and civic leaders.  Art projects have been awarded: The National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Encinitas Rotary Peace Maker of the Year 2017, San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst 2014 with Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and the DNA of Creativity Grant from the San Diego Visual Arts Network.

She is a co-founder and co-directs the POSTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE NATIONAL PROJECT, Art is the Next Peace: Connecting Communities (Ca Silk PaintingsandSea Changes ACT with local scientists and artists.   These projects are collaborations with intergenerational communities and promote peace and nonviolence.

Exhibitions and participants include: The Carter Center with President Carter and International Human Rights Defenders; Inter-Dependence Day Celebration, a Compassionate California PartnershipSacramento (2017); Semi-permanent installations include the Atlanta BeltLine, as Installation Artists, (a collaborative multi-year fellowship) where 25,000 people see the work weekly, Atlanta Georgia (2015 – 2017.) and 12 California schools, including El Cajon, San Diego, and Fallbrook