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Earth Day Art Celebration

  • Art Ark Gallery 1035 South 6th Street San Jose, CA, 95112 United States (map)

Join me for a FREE Earth Day art event to celebrate our amazing planet and the closing of Arousing Biophilia art exhibition.

All ages are welcome to learn about and participate in hands on earth friendly activities. Each activity is led by an artist whose art relates to nature and the environment. 
Check out the Facebook event page for a list of the great activities and demos.

Activities Include:

Make Native Flower SeedBombs
Create natural seedbombs with artist Shannon Amidon. Seedbombs are seeds wrapped in a blanket of earth, which acts as a carrier for the seeds and enables them to be launched into areas that can be physically challenging to access. They can make ugly, forgotten land beautiful and useful again. Because of their size and strength, they can be thrown over the fences, launched in alleyways and dropped into paths around your city or neighborhood.

Create Watercolor Paint Using Flowers and Plants
Join artist Amy Hibbs in creating simple watercolor paint using flowers and plants. Be surprised by the colors and find new inspiration in the botanical world of your own backyard. You are invited to experience each stage of paint making, creating a small watercolor to take home at the end of the process. See what happens when you use parts of the plant instead of a brush to make your painting! Leave with a whole new perspective on San Jose flora.

Scanning the Natural World
Artist Melinda Hurst Frye from Seattle, WA will present an artist demo on scanning the natural world. We will scan samples and specimens to see what and who the scanner captures that our eyes cannot easily see! Melinda will bring selections from her insect collection and specimens from the surrounding area, and please bring anything that you find interesting.  So grab a small container of soil, decaying leaves or insects, and join us!

Create a Mini Mobile with a Purpose
Environmental artist Michele Guieu collects plastic trash around the San Francisco Bay to make some of her installations. She invites you to use some of these materials to make a mini mobile. You’ll take home a piece that will keep you thinking about the bay and the important role each of us need to play to protect it. Help Save the Bay - Be Part of the Solution