Hayward Shoreline to open new exhibit

January 20, 2014 by  

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (HSIC) will be hosting an opening reception for the new exhibit, 55” – Images of Sea Level Rise – Abstraction Meet Reality, this weekend. No doubt the HSIC is turning to flyer printing to distribute flyers around the community to let residents know about this exhibit, which will focus on ice and its beauty from two different perspectives.

It will include photographs using a short lens taken during expeditions in Antarctica by Oliver Klink, and abstract and large scale resist-and-pour paintings by Jennifer Koney using a 55-inch horizontal line.

It is expected that the sea level in the San Francisco Bay Estuary will rise to 55 inches by the year 2100. According to estimates, this would mean that 80,000 residents in the East Bay area would be subjected to flooding. As such, this exhibit will draw attention to the beauty of ice and what can happen when ice melts and levels of carbon dioxide emissions rise.

In conjunction with this exhibit, naturalists from the HSIC will be holding interactive community discussions over the next three months and presenting the most current information on the rise in sea levels and how they impact communities, followed by small group discussions of community responses.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and the Castro Valley Library will be among the the variety of panelists and partners in these upcoming discussion groups. The reception will take place this Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.