What can I say, I love the intersection of art and ecology. It’s one of the reasons I respect the work Richard Register and Kirstin Miller have been doing with Ecocity Builders so much. They realize that in order for real change to happen in the way we look not only at urban life but life in general we have to exercise our creative muscles. You can’t really make a plan unless you have a vision, and you can’t have a vision without imagining something out of the ordinary. And in my own experience it is during the creative process that we see something out of the ordinary. Then again, you don’t really need to call yourself an artist to be creative; life itself provides a big enough canvas. But for the world to change we all have to express our “out of the ordinary” moments more.
Hope to see you there, I’ll be the guy strumming his guitar…
First annual silent art auction benefit for Ecocity Builders
When: June 24, 2010, 6pm-9pm
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Public transit: Metro Montgomery Station/Downtown
6pm hors d’ oeuveres
6-9pm silent auction
7-8pm artist talk by Richard Register followed by a live auction of a Richard Register drawing
8:30pm bidding closes for silent auction, winners announced
For updates, visit the Ecocity Dreamin’ blog.
To get the scoop on a bit of history and the latest developments in the ecocity department, check out the article Kirstin and I wrote for the summer issue of GreenMoney Journal, Ecocities – Setting the Standards.