Interdependence Day: 2012, a set on Flickr.
the Hayes Valley Farm has a story to tell.
the folks at the Hayes Valley Farm have a mission- to bring permaculture to an urban community, to bring the community together, to educate, to feed, to delight. It’s a wonderful place to celebrate Interdependence day, a holiday that is celebrated around the world in the spirit of reminding us how we’re all connected, both with others as well as with nature herself. The Photo Adventure Club is only one of the ways you can get involved at the Hayes Valley Farm. Check out the website to learn more about them and their great work!
Earth Day, 2012, a set on Flickr.
SF Environment had a story to tell.
Each year, Earth Day, April 22nd, marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness of its era, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and bringing environmental concerns front and center. We at SF Environment continue to advocate for environmental causes that enhance our lives not only in San Francisco but beyond. Get involved and make every day Earth Day!
MUS•e•YUM could not have been more pleased to attend the opening-night celebration of the new exhibition, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) of San Francisco. The CJM always puts on extraordinary exhibitions (remember Gertrude Stein and Maurice Sendak of 2011?) and Do Not Destroy, which runs now through 28 May, is no exception. A blend of art and environmentalism, religion and whimsy, the exhibition is a celebration of the role trees play in our world, in our spirituality and specifically, in our imagination as evidenced in art. Moreover, experiencing Do Not Destroy challenges us to realize our own responsibility, both individual and collective, to protect the environment. Witnessing the beauty and fragility of the world around us makes us human, and protecting what we see makes us divinely hopeful.
Only some of the memorable pieces of art include:
- A round circle of sand on the floor at the beginning of the exhibition, planted with hundreds of small metal plants. Walk the circle a full 360 degrees for the full impact of the piece, and be sure to view it from floor level, too. You’ll be glad you did.
- A short film about students in Laos. Watch to the end as art students sketch a river from the decks of small boats, and leap into the water to swim to shore when they see a tree of special significance.
- Watch a video rendition of the Tony Bennet song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon (’round the Old Oak Tree)” – the pairing with the multimedia piece to the right is hysterical!
- Write a prayer on a small piece of paper and leave it inside a piece of wood, the collection of prayers already inside is profound and moving.
While photography is not permitted inside the exhibition, here are some memories from the opening night party that kicks it it off.
I invite you to go to the exhibition at the Museum, or explore it online, for more information and a first-hand view of the amazing art you’ll find there.
Event Photograhy: A-List Martini Night @ Americano, a set on Flickr.
A-List is a weekly party that brings together professionals of various backgrounds for fun and networking in a new venue each Wednesday. I was lucky enough to be the event photographer on this night, the party at the Americano. Follow this link for the slideshow:
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