Standing Rock Cultural Arts in conjunction with
The Wick Poetry Center and Vandenboom Sculpture Studios presents:
"The Birds and The Bees and The Poems
From The Trees" Art Exhibition
-9th Annual Environmental Art Show In Conjunction with The 5th
Annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 2, 7:30-10:00pm
-SHOW RUNS THROUGH Saturday, May 7, 2011
-Featuring Work by Local Artists
-Lynn Vogel (Photography)
-Douglas “Skip” French (Woodcut Prints)
-Jim Vandenboom (Sculpture)
-Vince Packard (Prints)
-Nina Friday (Prints)
-Gary Phile (Paintings)
Also Featuring “PROJECT: FROM THE TREE” CREATED AND
SPONSORED BY JIM VANDENBOOM, MFA Sculpture.
-Poems written by Local Elementary School Children in collaboration
with The Wick Poetry Program of Kent State University
-Sculpture by Jim Vandenboom
-A Reading of the Poems will follow on April 23rd in Downtown
Kent during The “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day
and Environmental Film Festival Block Party at The Home Savings
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lynn Vogel is a Photographer and currently works
for The Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District. Her
Photography is featured on The Watershed Banners in the Exhibit.
Vince Packard is an artist and environmental
activist who currently resides in West Virginia. He has shown
work regularly at The North Water Street Gallery.
Douglas “Skip” French is an artist
who resides in Hocking Hills, Ohio. He is the past recipient of
an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award and has held Woodcut
Printing workshops at The North Water Street Gallery.
Jim Vandenboom holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute
of Art and a MFA in Sculpture from Kent State University. He created
and sponsors the annual Project: From the Tree.
MORE ABOUT PROJECT: FROM THE TREE
"From the Tree” was created to provide a venue and
spotlight for the creative efforts of Kent elementary school students,
local poets, and two outstanding organizations that are teaching
our children the benefits of creative thinking, Standing Rock
Cultural Arts and WICK Poetry Outreach Program at Kent State University:
The students at Walls and Holden Elementary Schools have been
asked to investigate their human relationships and interdependence
with trees physically, emotionally and metaphorically through
displays of Sculpture and Poetry. Each featured student has a
poem displayed on the wall at The North Water Street Gallery and
receives a professionally mounted print of their poem in addition
to a commemorative chapbook with all 20 selected poems.
There will be a Reading of the Featured Poems at The Home Savings
Plaza on April 23rd as part of The Main Street Block Party of
The “Who’s Your Mama? Earth Day and Environmental
MORE ABOUT THE WATERSHED BANNERS
Northeast Ohio Agencies “Display” Their Commitment
to Cleaner Water!
Since 2002, the Northeast Ohio Public Involvement, Public Education
(NEO PIPE) group has been working together to create regional
resources and improve water quality in their communities. Perhaps
you’ve already acquired some helpful tips from their publications
such as The Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners, Where Rivers Begin,
or Green Lawns, Healthy Environment. Well, the New Year brings
a new NEO PIPE project that will be popping up in neighborhoods
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) awarded $21,900
to the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District on behalf of
NEO PIPE to implement “From the Upper Reaches to Lake Erie’s
Beaches: A Banner Year for Nonpoint Source Pollution Solutions.”
This project is a watershed awareness and nonpoint source pollution
education campaign targeting residents and homeowners in the Lake
Erie Basin. Collaborators include the Soil and Water Conservation
Districts in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina, Portage, and Summit
Counties, the City of Avon Lake, and the Black River Watershed
Project -Lorain County Community Development Department.
Eight sets of six collapsible banner displays have been created
and are being unveiled to deliver a unified, regional message
empowering residents to practice healthy household and backyard
habits that improve water quality and reduce storm water pollution.
Banners will be accompanied by a corresponding brochure. Banner
topics essentially “bring it home” for residents by
providing information regarding:
-“The Rundown on Runoff” and “What Are Watersheds?”
- How “Clean Storm Water Starts at Home”
- Ways to “Slow Down, Spread Out, and Soak In Storm Water”
in our yards
- Tips to “Steer Clear of Pollutants” when maintaining
our vehicles and boats
- And “It’s Not Hard to Have Healthy Yard!”
The banners cover these five main storm water topics and will
be showcased at events, workshops, and public locations in over
100 communities in Northeast Ohio. Be on the lookout and help
spread the word… 2011 will be a banner year for nonpoint
source pollution solutions!
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We always
welcome and appreciate sponsors whose assistance helps cover expenses
for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.
Checks payable to:
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The
City of Kent, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation,
The Home Savings Bank, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Woodsy's
Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, City Bank Antiques, Wild Goat
Cafe, Taco Tantos, Ray's Place, Edwin George Cherokee, Burris
of The Universe, and The Sylvia Coogan Memorial Foundation.
Thank you to our MEMBERS! Daiv Whaley, Andrea and Rick Stahl
Family, Bill and Shirley Mars, and Ken Robinson. Become a member
today! Memberships are tax-deductible and support quality arts
programming and scholarships for those in need. Details and membership
benefits at www.standingrock.net.
Thank you for supporting the Arts!