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Shared Skies speaks to the connections between global \, local and personal. As people look toward the sky each morning\, through the day or each night\, the sky speaks to their personal and local concern s. In a global sense\, we observe the effects of our environmental decision s and find community through a seamless sky.

Shared Skies' photographs are being collected through four situations: Abeles' journeys and artists who participate as they travel worldwide\, international frien ds through social media\, and some purchased from photographers through sto ck photo sites. 

Shared Skies began as a permanent public artwork for the Anderson-Munger YMCA that is being built in Koreatown\, Lo s Angeles. From the Salt Flats of Bolivia to Grand Forks in the United Stat es\, and Maasai Mara\, Kenya to Pine Ridge\, Oglala Sioux Tribe\, our skies portray the connected parts of our place on this earth.

BIOGRAP HY 

Kim Abeles' installations and community projects cross di sciplines and media to explore broad social issues. Her work brings togethe r biography\, geography and environment. She has created artwork in conjunc tion with a unique range of collaborators such as the Bureau of Automotive Repair\, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project\, California Science Center\, Natural History museums in California and Colorado\, and the Lakota Indian s of South Dakota. 

In 1987\, she innovated a method to create i mages from the smog in the air\, and Smog Collectors brought her work to na tional and international attention. Kim Abeles: Encyclopedia Persona A-Z toured the United States an d South America\, sponsored by the United States Information Agency. She ha s exhibited in twenty-two countries\, including large-scale installations i n Vietnam\, Thailand\, Czech Republic\, England\, China and recently in Sou th Korea. 

She represented the U.S. in both the Fotografie Bienn ale Rotterdam and the Cultural Centre of Berchem in Antwerp. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Contempora ry Art\, California African American Museum\, Los Angeles County Museum of Art\, and is archived in the library collections of the Museum of Modern Ar t and the Cooper-Hewitt Publication Design Collection of the Smithsonian. < br />
Abeles received fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for th e Visual Arts\, California Community Foundation\, Durfee Foundation\, Polla ck-Krasner Foundation\, and the California Arts Council.

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