September 23, 2023:
We were feeling lonesome for the beach but since we did not know how Judith would be feeling post-radiation, (the doctor warned of fatigue and irritable skin), we did not sign up for any Coastal Cleanup Day events. We thought we could instead participate from home with a recounting of our many recent and up and coming exhibitions and our online presence.
All worries were for naught. When she completed her treatment she was absolutely glowing, she rang the bell— a signal of an important milestone in her cancer journey. Since it was Friday there was lots of bell ringing as many other patients were also celebrating the completion of treatment.
Although cancer has been in mind these last few months, we’ve nevertheless continued to say “YES” to the opportunities that have come our way.
NOW and UP and COMING
Our Trash Castle poles were standing tall when EAC volunteers gathered before going out for Litter Bugs Me and for Coastal Cleanup Day events. Both efforts focus on the wildlife and habitats of our watershed. Groups adopt a roadway, beach, or creek in coastal Marin and clean up after the busy tourist summer season, and before the first winter rains.
Even though it's been a fraught time with Judith’s surgery and all, we soldiered on with our project at The Guardhouse, a point-counterpoint installation of a pile of “all of it” with our beach plastic soldiers on the march. In a play with the military history of Fort Mason, we showcased the fight against plastic.
On October 7 we offer our print Kouros at the Heart of the Valley Gala silent auction benefit for our beloved San Geronimo Valley Community Center. The bidding starts at $100. and goes up from there. All proceeds to the SGVCC.
Our Sashay of balloons will be taking over the foyer at the ODC theater for Lobby Night opening on November 3. We will be dancing a jig in this fun and casual setting. Snacks! Drinks! Dance!
Opening December 2 at 120710, an exciting new experimental venue in Berkeley. Curator Francisco Baker writes, “I am in the process of curating an upcoming art exhibit centered around the urgent theme of climate change. This exhibit aims to provoke thought, inspire change, and challenge the conventional narrative through the power of visual art.”
We are thrilled to finally be able to realize RIDE-ON first envisioned in 2018 as part of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. We’ve long been pondering about how to extract a powerful statement about the relationship between the pumping of oil and the manufacture of plastic. A replica of an ATV gas guzzler on top of a pile of trash just might be the ah-ha and the ta-da.