Join the Town of Danville in the Village Theatre Art Gallery Friday, April 20 to celebrate Earth Day. The event, Earth Day Arts, begins at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. This is the second year the town has hosted this event in conjunction with the art gallery to showcase green-minded artists and educate the community about the sustainable practices that are used in their work.
This will be the final day to view Linda Colnett’s Trees from Trash sculptures from the last exhibition Branching Out. This will also be the only day to view the artwork of local Danville and Alamo K-12 students who created a poster for the Earth Day Poster Art contest with the environmental theme of “Our World, Our Community.” A reception honoring the finalists will be held at 4:00 p.m. For more information regarding the poster contest visit http://sustainabledanville.wordpress.com/2012-earth-day-student-art-poster-contest/
For a schedule of events, see the information listed below. This is a free event and registration is not required. All ages are welcome!
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Make a recycled tree collage puzzle with Bay Area artist Linda Colnett, featured in the Branching Out exhibition.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Film screening of Manufactured Landscapes in the Village Theatre; this 90-minute, Non-Rated, documentary filmed by Jennifer Baichwal ostensibly provides a thought-provoking investigation of photographer Edward Burtynsky's legacy, with its aesthetic studies of industrial landscapes. It uses the topic of Burtynsky as a springboard into a protracted exploration of the aesthetic, social and spiritual dimensions of industrialization and globalization. The picture raises some significant and sobering questions about the impact that we, as humans, make on our environment.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join Shimmer Jewels, artist Amanda Emery, in creating a one of a kind recycled jewelry project. Bring an old T-shirt or article of clothing to make your own braided fabric bracelet!
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Watch local art instructor Jean Cernigoj, create a mosaic piece using old dishes and broken treasures.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A reception honoring the finalists from the Earth Day Poster Art contest will be held.
Visit www.villagetheatreartgallery.com or call (925) 314-3400 for more information.