Sunday, September 30, 2012

Art for Endangered Landscapes

Art for Endangered Landscapes
San Francisco Creek

Saturday morning I attended the event "Art for Endangered Landscapes" up Frisco Creek south of Del Norte, Colorado. We painted the area to bring awareness to the fact that there is a plan to drill for oil  with a possibility of fracking in this area.  The local community is concerned with the notion - especially the possibility that it could affect their water.

David Montgomery was the promoter of this event and it was quite fun.  Coni and I painted in the morning and the residents served us a delicious lunch.  

More on the event:

Art for the Endangered Landscape is a special project sponsored by the SLV Ecosystem Council and Community Partnerships of Adams State University which aims to integrate artistic expression with sensibility to our western wildlands. This first expression will focus on an area that is a proposed wildcat oil well exploration site that is within a rural residential site surrounded by public land.

There will be an art show on Friday, November 2, from 4pm to 6pm at Adams State College at the University Community Partnership Building (the corner of Main and Edgemont Streets) in Alamosa, Colorado.

A great lunch up San Francisco Creek
Some of the artists and local residents that attended the event on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

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