Support Green Art Organizations
Art is used to inspire all matter of people. To shift our thoughts to a greener future, we need to focus on creating in the present.
Organizations such as eatART ( www.eatart.org ) has a mandate of spreading Energy Awareness Through ART, building audacious and improbable large-scale kinetic, robotic, and
mechanized sculptures that investigate our human relationship to energy use.
These pieces are taken to local events and educational institutions to provoke conversation on how we use energy.
This is a great community led effort.
Steven Forth commented
Nothing wrong with self promotion as long as there isdisclosure. In any case, I am not associated with any art organization and I would like to see a lot more theoretically strong art, well grounded in theory, that connects us to our place, theflows of enerergy and information through it, the transformations and degredations, and the remanents in time. Two of the best things to happen in Vancouver recently are Ken Lum's Van East cross and the piece by Stan Douglas in the Woolworth development. I would like to see more art that borrows its meaning from participation and helps me to participate more in the natutal city.
Wouldnt be surprised if the proponent is a member of the indicated organization - booo self promotion ... ;)
NOTE: lizanne fisher's "Ecoart - art restoring the Earth" idea has been merged with this one.
"Art projects that restore and heal damaged land and waterways while creating aesthetic community spaces. Look to other projects like Betsy Damon's Living Water Garden in China, Jackie Brooner's Laughing Brook in the US found in Amy Lipton's ecoartsspace.org, and Mel Chin's Revival Fields."
Pia Massie commented
how about "Make Art With Us" instead of Talk Art to Us?
YES to eatART it is fantastic, inspiring and playful for kids and adults alike!
Maia Love commented
Also, a website called "Talk Art to Us" would be a great spin off of this website! Loving the sharing of ideas that is happening here.
Maia Love commented
I agree with taking this idea and supporting art that has sustainable themes. Art is a vehicle for change, and truly creative and perception-shifting pieces act like advertising for a new and greener way of living. Let's have a "Green Arts" Festival! Let's invite Portland, Seattle, and some other green cities' artists to contribute!
eatARt is doing a great job and should be encouraged by the city. The city has so much talent that just needs a catalyst to deliver.
Steven Forth commented
I would go beyond this and say that we need to fill the city with public art and events that link us to our environment and weave our pasts into out future. We have an opportunity to reimagine the role that public art plays in integrating a city into its physical environment and ecology and creating shared memories (to be contested). I will reallocate some votes to this.
Your Comment eatArt is delicious
Fiona Rayher commented
I support eatART! They are amazing.
eatART is a great organization. They host the perfect events to raise awareness in a fun and positive way and it definitely deserves all the support it can get!
eatART rocks! A truly new age organization with a noble cause and great fundraising events!
Alex Bab commented
Eat Art is a great organization that really and truly promotes environmental awareness through great works of art that catches attention and inspires. They are present in many events and should definitively be helped.
Gerry Martselos commented
EATart is an organization that deserves support.
Positive change first begins with inspiration, and this organization has no problem with catching people's interest, and inspiring a change within.
They recently allowed me the opportunity to charge my Electric Car on pure clean Solar power from their Solar Array provided by Day4. For the first time in it's existence, clean energy from the sun charged this Electric Vehicle's batteries with perfectly clean electrons.
The car was then used to power the theater playing "who killed the Electric Car".
EAT art makes amazing things happen, and they are working hard to make Vancouver the Greenest City in the World.