Support Kids Ocean Day for #GivingTuesday

Dear Ocean Defender,

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, KIDS OCEAN DAY is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

KIDS OCEAN DAY is a non-profit organization that is part of The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education. Through school assemblies, lesson plans, beach clean-ups, and an aerial art project, KIDS OCEAN DAY specializes in outreach to schools and promoting awareness of coastal quality issues. This program excites and inspires teachers and children alike to care for the world they live in and to increase their appreciation for the beaches and oceans. Your generous contribution will help make these goals even more of a reality and will directly benefit the children of Los Angeles.

DONATE NOW!
Click here to watch our latest video: https://youtu.be/nQpX56a5GsM

Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out the give this
December 1.

Here is how you can help:

Make a donation to KIDS OCEAN DAY to sponsor a child for our 2016 Beach Clean Up!

Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday by encouraging friends and family to give!

Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #KidsOceanDay to share your support of Kids Ocean Day on social media.

To learn more about KIDS OCEAN DAY and how you can get involved, please visit www.kidsoceanday.org or email us at happyfish@kidsoceanday.org. Thank you kindly for your time and consideration.

You are making a difference!

Respectfully,
Michael Klubock
Founder and Executive Director

food not bombs – Keith McHenry too is Hungry for peace

March 23, at noon at the LACC Student Union. Food Not Bombs gives away free, donated food in public. Its local chapters span the globe, providing support after natural disasters as well as meals for the hungry and homeless. McHenry is a well-known activist, and his book Hungry for Peace teaches grass-roots activism.
The lecture will be followed by a reception from 2–4 pm, at the LACC Art Gallery in Da Vinci Hall, where Keith’s watercolors will be included in an exhibit called Art | Food | Activism, with the art collective Fallen Fruit.

     

Artist, activist, and author Keith McHenry
Artist, activist, and author Keith McHenry co-founded Food Not Bombs in Boston with seven friends in 1980. He enjoyed his childhood living at the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Shenandoah and several other National Parks. Keith studied painting at Boston University and started a graphic design company called Brushfire Graphics.

He has recovered, cooked and shared food with the hungry with Food Not Bombs for over 30 years. Keith was arrested “for making a political statement” by sharing vegan meals in San Francisco, spent a total two years in jail and faced 25 years to life in prison. He has written two books including “Hungry for Peace – How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs.”

Keith lives with his partner and fellow Food Not Bombs activist, Abbi Samuels, in Santa Cruz, California and at their farm in Taos, New Mexico. He enjoys tending to their gardens, sharing meals with the hungry, maintaining one of the movement’s websites and helping coordinate logistics for Food Not Bombs. He is an experienced public speaker giving presentations at colleges and conferences all over the world. Keith also draws, paints, and writes about social justice issues.

    

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KEITH’S PAINTINGS |  KEITH’S BOOK HUNGRY FOR PEACE |
KEITH ARRESTED FEEDING THE HUNGRY  | SPEAKING SCHEDULE  |


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MOTHER WITH CHILD

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SEL(L)FISH

I hate my grandfather’s imposition

I hate my mother’s imprisonment

I hate my stepfather’s conviction

I hate myself for not being free.

Yet the love inside me cannot wait to burst.

 

TO CAPITALISM (NOT AN ODE)

STOP

Stop stalking me,

STOP.

following me everywhere, fooling around with me, confuse me, threatening me, violate me, hurting me, suffocating me, forcing you on me

STOP.

NO

you cannot persuade me.

NO

you will never convince me,

NO

you cannot force me anymore.

NO

you cannot buy my heart.

NO

I will never love you,

For my soul cannot be conquered but only loved

For my soul cannot be consumed.

 

For those that have to keep the spirit of their hearts locked up into hidden sacred places.

 

 

Water Water Everywhere Open Forum & Discussion

If you like to follow the travelling water show titled ‘WATER WATER EVERYWHERE; PAEN TO A VANISHING RESOURCE’ and curated by Jennifer Heath,  follow the blog:

http://waterwatereverywhereartshow.wordpress.com/

 

Beautifully Shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

einvite -Floating City.FLOATING CITY AND LONDON’S FUTURE AT RICH MIX

Several months ago I was approached by Cristina Ramos and Elisabetta Rabajoli, two young and promising curators attending Nico de Oliveira’s CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY MA porgramme at the London Metropolitan University.

The fact that I had graduated from that same university and that Nico had been my tutor was just a pure coincidence that led to a very exciting but challenging project.

Elisabetta and Cristina’s elaborated a project where not only I had to come up with a definition for a term to describe or predict London’s future, but I also had to complement that word with an artwork of mine which had to frame the definitions of the terms written for the occasion by writers: Daniel F. Herrmann, Oliver Carruthers, Nick Haeffner, Duncan Hay, Mark Hutchinson, Nina Power and Nick Bearman. To top it all up the work had to be installed by the curators themselves.

But that’s not all. I was away from London and could only fly in on one specific day to bring the artwork in and to view the space. BUT, but, my luggage got lost and landed in Munich instead. Only after one whole and stressful week the luggage chase ended, this time at the post office: the last resort for a last attempt to try to get my work to its final destination.

Well, let me tell you, quite an Odyssey all together. Eventually everything did come together and now I am feeling overjoyed to have been able to be part of this experience.

Elisabetta who I was able to briefly meet at the Venice Biennale  and Cristina who unfortunately I’ve never met, have done a great job with my bags and the show is finally opening tonight at Rich Mix in East London. I would like to thank Pauline Desouza and Hannah Garrett from Diversity Art Forum for all their amazing support in making this show happen. Also, I need to mention that this exhibition is a joint collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery which I think is doing a great job supporting young curators and the London Metropolitan University.

I am posting few pics Cristina and Elisabetta have sent me so far. For more info the link to the venue: http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/london-future-the-floating-city/ The show runs until September 21th

By the way the titles of this work is: Beautifully Shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

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Here is also the term I came up with and its definition:

To be honest with you I had moments I wanted to swap it with the term Cloudy and with another work of mine titled: It always rains on wet! That would have been very appropriate for London and for adventure.I HEART 3D quick update

Beautifully shopwrecked: A London Oxymoron

DICTIONARY NEW ENTRY!

SHOPWRECK

Definition of shopwreck

noun (plural shopwrecks)

1 [mass noun] the aggregate of people whose sole economic policies are based on

consumption and whose principles of the market have become universal principles of

human sentiment and behaviour.

• the community that can only function through excess consumerism as by the

commodification of nature and therefore of the fundamental values of human beings.

• the society reduced to dependence from a rampant materialistic ideology where the

greater progressive consumption of goods is economically and socially beneficial but in fact

acts to the disadvantage towards all natural orders.

• the civilization that could only survive whilst anchored to a system of reckless

consumption and waste and whose culture is marooned in materialist values of possession.

2 the collapsing of all social and natural domains into single western market logic.

all that reckless shopping heralds shopwreck

figurative

by rejecting conscience, they have made a shopwreck of their future

verb

(be shopwrecked)

(of a person or society) suffer a shopwreck: feel shopwrecked: to shopwrecked a place:

The economy has shopwrecked that Country

He felt as he had just shopwrecked his life

(as adjective shopwrecked)

a person so desperate that seemed shopwrecked

Origin: shop + wreck

Shop:

Middle English: shortening of Old French eschoppe ‘lean-to booth’, of West Germanic

origin; related to German Schopf ‘porch’ and English dialect shippon ‘cattle shed’. The verb

is first recorded (mid 16th century) in the sense ‘imprison’ (from an obsolete slang use of

the noun for ‘prison’).

Wreck:

Middle English (as a legal term denoting wreckage washed ashore): from Anglo-Norman

French wrec, from the base of Old Norse reka ‘to drive’; related to wreak

London Future: The Floating City 13th-21th September

einvite -Floating City.On behalf of Diversity Arts Forum and curators Cristina Ramos and Elisabetta Rabajoli, I would like to invite you to the London Future: The Floating City exhibition taking place at the RichMix Lower Gallery.
The exhibition will explore the concept of London in the future through a collaboration of phrases and collected ideas to form an index. This index will be the frame for a site-specific installation by Claudia Borgna. Borgna has described the intention of her work as building ‘an awareness and make a comment on the way we are living, on our values and how they effect the environment’ which epitomizes the idea of the London Future exhibition. Borgna will also be showcasing this year at the Cologne International Video Festival and at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, D.C. USA. Writers of the index include Nick Haffner, Nick Baerman, Mark Hutchinson, Duncan Hay, Nina Power, Oliver Carrutheirs and Danial F. Herrmann.
For more info click on the Catalogue images here below:
I I would like to officially thank Pauline Desouza from Diversity Forum and Hannah Gatter.

And some rough sketches:

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