Friday, November 27, 2009
The auction is on until January 10th!
Help send the artists to Nagoya and take advantage of the low opening bids for artwork:
2 beautiful prints of Janet Fredericks
4 stunning illuminated sculptures (lamps) from Riki Moss
an incredible necklace from Sophie Hood
a major piece of artwork from Janet Van Fleet
as well as outright purchase of:
earrings from Janet Van Fleet
the souvenir booklet
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wonderfully, many of the children's pieces featured animals, so biodiversity is apparently on the minds of many. We will be working with children in Nagoya too, when we are there (see schedule, two posts below) so the connections keep asserting themselves!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
These elements, minus the 9 foot tree which so far has eluded a decent photo, are elements of the approx 27 foot installation called From The Paper Forest. 25 - 30 masks will be suspended from the ceiling, casting shadows on the wall.
January 27 (Wed)
Two performances by Sophie Hood between 14:00 and 18:30
January 29 (Fri)
Workshop for kids 1 (in Daiko Nursery School)
January 30 (Sat)
Artist talks 1 (13:00-15:00)
Performances (LEIMAY . Melon All Stars)17:00-19:00
Symposium 1: Panel discussion with Izuru Mizutani, Yoshiharu Nagano, and Janet Van Fleet 13:00-16:00
February 6 (Sat)
Workshop for kids 2, 10:00-11:30 and 13:00-14:00
Artist talk 2 (Midori Harima) 16:00
Symposium 2: Panel discussion with Hariu Ichiro, Mr. Nishimura, and Izuru Mizutani 17:00-19:00
Monday, November 2, 2009
The permanent "What is Missing?" sculpture consists of a 8'6"h x 10'8"w x 19'2"l bronze “Listening Cone” lined with reclaimed wood. A 2' 4 ¼"h x 4'6"w screen, located within the cone, features more than 20 minutes of compelling video footage that links extinct as well as threatened and endangered species to the habitats and ecosystems that are vital to their survival. The featured species, which include the tuna, dodo bird, monarch butterfly, golden toad, and others, were selected because they are either already extinct or will most likely disappear in our lifetime. The video footage is overlayed with text describing the decline of the featured species and the alarming degradation of their habitats. The text connects the viewer to the main causes of extinction—direct harvesting, non-sustainable hunting and fishing practices, the introduction of non-native species, habitat destruction and global climate change.
Photos: Bruce Damonte Photography, Inc.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The COP 10 slogan, “Life in harmony, into the future” articulates the need for coexistence between humans and biodiversity for the sake of future generations. The logo, in the form of origami conveys the same message, by arranging diverse flora and fauna in a circular shape with an adult and child in the center.