I am pleased to have been selected among 50 artists for the Living Green Exhibition, Art as Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture. The juried art exhibition will be held in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota and informs the viewer that the arts are an integral part of advancing environmental awareness.
The landmark 10th anniversary exhibition features artworks that are diverse in style, medium, materials and concept and looks at art as a vital communication of issues central to the environment and our responsibility as guardians of the future.
Wangari Maathai was the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for establishing the Green Belt Movement, an organization that empowers women while teaching the sustainability of land and water through the planting of trees. She established global success of having one billion trees planted.
Sister Dorothy Stang was an American missionary and naturalized Brazilian citizen. She established twenty-one farming settlements that were committed to conservation farming methods. Her heroic attempts to acquire access to clean water and the prevention of land exploitation led to her murder in 2005.
Both portraits were also featured in an exhibition from February 23-March 25, 2010 titled, Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration.