Wednesday, September 20, 2017
CLIMATE CHANGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SUCCESSFUL
Over 100 guests were estimated to have participated in the reception. The event consisted of art viewing; voting for favorite pieces; announcing the 1st thru 3rd place and peoples' choice awards; placing of ribbons on the winners; enjoying relaxing acoustic guitar by Frank Exum; tasting the variety of desserts, chips and salsa; and partaking of wine and soft drinks.
A raffle was held for four climate science book door prizes. Free reusable shopping bags were available, as well as a climate action handout and (perhaps most important!) the 100% renewable Waco petition.
A fine climate poem was recited by Bodhi Heilskapa.
The winning artists were:
1st place -- "Pollution Baby" by John Ciaburri (image above).
2nd place -- "The Escape Party" by Shawn Knuckles.
3rd place -- "Saving Color" by Kathryn Ruth.
Peoples' Choice -- "Cedars" by Bodhi Heilskapa.
We definitely anticipate the 2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit. An issue of this magnitude deserves its own art show.