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Exhibit Opening, Community Discussions at Hayward Shoreline

Provided by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (HSIC) is pleased to present55” – Images of Sea Level Rise – Abstraction Meet Reality, an exhibition of images of the beauty of ice from two distinct perspectives: Short lens expedition photographs from Antarctica and Iceland by Oliver Klink and large scale resist-and-pour abstract paintings with a 55 inches horizon line by Jennifer Koney – Abstraction Meets Reality. Please join us for the artist’s reception on Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at HSIC.

The projected sea level rise for the San Francisco Bay-Estuary by the year 2100 is 55 inches. At this level 80,000 East Bay residents are expected to be directly affected by floods and inundation.

This exhibit highlights the austere and monumental beauty of ice that belies the omen of things to come. As a harbinger of massive environmental changes, ice and its melting reveal the direct and local impacts of ever-increasing levels of CO2 emissions.

In conjunction with 55” – Images of Sea Level Rise: Community Discussions about Sea Level Rise – “What?! Sharks in My Backyard?”

Sea level rise for the Hayward shoreline is projected to be as much as 55 inches by the year 2100.

The SF Bay Estuary – our region’s most defining geographic feature – may be even closer to your backyard in the not-so- distant future.

How will the impacts of sea level rise affect us? What will be our response? Join naturalists from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center in this lively and interactive community discussion series where representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project present the most current information regarding local impacts of sea level rise then discuss in small groups how we respond as a community.

•  Castro Valley Library on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

•  San Lorenzo Community Center on March 22 at 2 p.m.

•  Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center on April 12 at 1 p.m. 

Panelists and partners include Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Bay Conservation and Development Commission – Adapting to Rising Tides Project, 350BayArea.org, American Association of University Women – Castro Valley, Castro Valley Library, Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency – Citizens Advisory Committee (HASPA-CAC), MoveOn.org, Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, Hayward - Social Justice Committee, and Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD). 

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