Saturday, October 15, 2016

Earth Charter - Arts Award 10-8-2016

On October 8th, 2016 Arts For Earth Foundation received an important award.  Important to us because it acknowledges the goals of our mission.  We were given the Earth Charter and the Arts Award.  We are kindred spirits with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution who sponsored the Ventura event.
     The Earth Charter is a treaty of ideals supported around the world by environmentalists and humanitarians. ( http://earthcharter.org/discover/download-the-charter ) The Earth Summit gathers each year to acknowledge groups like ours who support these ideals.  We are proud to receive this arts award and especially proud because this is the first year for this new category to be acknowledged by the Earth Summit.
https://youtu.be/eji0qMLqiko
     Arts For Earth Foundation multiplies the impact of our arts activism by initiating diverse partnerships with a wide array of community non-profits including the Climate Hub, Ventura Food Co-op, Sierra Club, CA Native Plant Society, SURJ, Community Roots Garden, Rincon Vitoba, SurfRider, iMatterNow & soon our hope is to work with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution
     Through our arts motivational programs and non-profit partnerships, we help to strengthen our communities. Arts For Earth Foundation works with educational institutions, nonprofits and arts organizations to address complex environmental and humanitarian challenges on both a local and national scale. Our partners contribute  ideas, in-kind support, and the time and power of volunteers — all to help us empower artists to educate stronger, healthy, sustainable communities. Arts For Earth Foundation helps motivate artists to create positive social, environmental and economic change.  By working together, we can be successful in improving our communities.
On October 8th, 2016 Arts For Earth Foundation received an important award.  Important to us because it acknowledges the goals of our mission.  We were given the Earth Charter and the Arts Award.  We are kindred spirits with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution who sponsored the Ventura event.
     The Earth Charter is a treaty of ideals supported around the world by environmentalists and humanitarians. ( http://earthcharter.org/discover/download-the-charter ) The Earth Summit gathers each year to acknowledge groups like ours who support these ideals.  We are proud to receive this arts award and especially proud because this is the first year for this new category to be acknowledged by the Earth Summit.
www.youtube/eji0qMLqiko
     Arts For Earth Foundation multiplies the impact of our arts activism by initiating diverse partnerships with a wide array of community non-profits including the Climate Hub, Ventura Food Co-op, Sierra Club, CA Native Plant Society, SURJ, Community Roots Garden, Rincon Vitoba, SurfRider, iMatterNow & soon our hope is to work with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution
     Through our arts motivational programs and non-profit partnerships, we help to strengthen our communities. Arts For Earth Foundation works with educational institutions, nonprofits and arts organizations to address complex environmental and humanitarian challenges on both a local and national scale. Our partners contribute  ideas, in-kind support, and the time and power of volunteers — all to help us empower artists to educate stronger, healthy, sustainable communities. Arts For Earth Foundation helps motivate artists to create positive social, environmental and economic change.  By working together, we can be successful in improving our communities.

On October 8th, 2016 Arts For Earth Foundation received an important award.  Important to us because it acknowledges the goals of our mission.  We were given the Earth Charter and the Arts Award.  We are kindred spirits with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution who sponsored the Ventura event.
     The Earth Charter is a treaty of ideals supported around the world by environmentalists and humanitarians. ( http://earthcharter.org/discover/download-the-charter ) The Earth Summit gathers each year to acknowledge groups like ours who support these ideals.  We are proud to receive this arts award and especially proud because this is the first year for this new category to be acknowledged by the Earth Summit.
     Arts For Earth Foundation multiplies the impact of our arts activism by initiating diverse partnerships with a wide array of community non-profits including the Climate Hub, Ventura Food Co-op, Sierra Club, CA Native Plant Society, SURJ, Community Roots Garden, Rincon Vitoba, SurfRider, iMatterNow & soon our hope is to work with the Citizens For Peaceful Resolution
     Through our arts motivational programs and non-profit partnerships, we help to strengthen our communities. Arts For Earth Foundation works with educational institutions, nonprofits and arts organizations to address complex environmental and humanitarian challenges on both a local and national scale. Our partners contribute  ideas, in-kind support, and the time and power of volunteers — all to help us empower artists to educate stronger, healthy, sustainable communities. Arts For Earth Foundation helps motivate artists to create positive social, environmental and economic change.  By working together, we can be successful in improving our communities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eji0qMLqiko

Monday, September 5, 2016

AFEF Oceans, Hills and Mountains: Masters of Visual Storytelling





You are invited to attend the reception for a curated invitational exhibit with master watercolorists JoeCibere, David Deyell, Robert Engel, Don Fay and yours truly at the Atrium Gallery 4th floor in the Ventura County Government Center Hall of Administration. This Friday, September 9th from 5pm - 7pm With music by Geoff Dates and Michelle Nosco of Nosco fine art studio on fiddle,  Todd Collart of the VC Arts Council will give awards for the juried show on the main plaza and 3rd floor.  Ventura's own Robert Chianese will read from his book: "Hall Canyon Suite" (available for purchase at the event along with his new release merging science and the art) 

         This is all about loving our Oceans, Hills and Mountains in the most environmentally sound way, by opening our hearts and doing every little thing we can to keep our planet healthy for the next seven generations to come. 
         Curated by AFEF founder Michelle Nosco the 4th floor show is an Arts For Earth Foundation collaboration with the Ventura County Arts Council. The work is largely available at affordable prices which will benefit our Arts and Humanities non-profit charitable work here in Ventura.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Turning Passion into Compassion: Arts For Earth Foundation



Watch our history in this 14 minute slide  show. The original "good ole days" of Arts For Earth includes teaching art enrichment with Chumash elder Alan Salazar, we also partnered with the Sierra Club and Audubon Society. in the Pine Mountain area and with the Boys and Girls Club in Frazier Park.  you'll see exhibits and artivism with our local Venturan environmentalists and humanitarians.               There are more events from our history to be included in our next video archive slideshow:including Michelles Saturday morning cable TV show with Don Eubank.  plans for the Los Padres National Forest Native Plant Garden in the upper Lockwood Valley Chuchupate Meadow "Milpotrero Ranger Station". and our beginning with the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Refuge and their advisory board of non-profit environmentalists who taught our founder the ropes.  The AFEF Visitors Center on Mt.Pinos Way, A beautiful Kern County Library childrens wing is adorned with huge lovely paintings created during our outreach to the local area children.  Early Earth Day Festivals include Frazier Park, Santa Monica and the Mayors celebration of volunteers with his Mayors Day of service in Chatsworth where Michelle stood within wingspan of a fully grown Gold Eagle doing outreach service with the Animal Ambassadors crew.  Oh and what about that outrageous Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara?  more to come....

Monday, June 13, 2016

It's all about reconnecting...



Thanks for visiting with us
Arts For Earth Foundation is trying something new. Recently we started hosting events called "Think Tanks" to see if we, as artists, could begin thinking outside the box.  We want to help bring awareness and support to the Green solutions offered by our finest local non-profits.  We feel that if we can touch hearts with artistic passion then people will begin to act with compassion

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At one point. while brainstorming, it was asked "How can we reach more than 20 or 200 people. How do we speak to 10,000 people?
In a quantum leap we decided to take to the street: Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair 2016. where 30,000 visitors will come to town to celebrate the birth of our country. It's a perfect time to show our patriotism by doing something for our country to make lives better and to help prepare for the future of our children.
Our 501c.3 non-profit group, Arts For Earth,Foundation, is organizing a collective of people conscious people to represent their part in bringing sustainable living to the Ventura. This month we are preparing to host a group of artists and non-profit groups in a booth at Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair. It will be a wild time as we pack into the booth and greet visitors from all over the world who come to celebrate our country's birth.  
This is an important time in history and we are feeling an urgent desire to pull together and keep kindness and brotherly love in the conversation.
  The arts will attempt, in a simple way, to present social justice, humanitarian, climate, wildlife and environmental issues and solutions. This year our goal is to make the heart of the matter available and palatable to the 4th of July Street Fair goers. This year we have a 10'x20' booth... Next year we will continue to build the group and present landmark, loving and lifesaving issues through performance art on our "Earth Stage". This is the ground floor.
  Each participating group will offer ways for visitors to better their lives and to get involved directly. Our booth is a hub, teaching greater awareness in living and planning a better future through the non-profits we promote.

  From organic food delivered bi-weekly from Abundant Table to a place where we can grow our own at the local Community Roots Garden with excess donated,to Food Share, from plans in progress for a member owned Ventura Food Co-op with specialties in organic, non-GMO and fermented foods to plans in progress by Surfrider to remove the Matilija Dam to restore the Ventura River and its soil, watersheds and beaches.


  And more, Climate Hub/350.org partners (including Citizens Climate Lobby, SURJ:Stand Up for Racial Justice, CFROG, Arts For Earth Foundation, Stop Fracking Ventura, Move to Amend) will present their programs to restore our ecosphere for the good of humanity and our mates in the ecosystem with mindful energy programs and less waste, pollution, greed and injustice by the current systems in place.
  The Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, Rincon-Vitova Insectary and Be the Bee will also present their programs and offer volunteer activities through displays on panels flanked by environmentally conscious graphic artists, painters, photographers and sculptors of repurposed art. 
  So, I've rambled on, but I wanted you to get a feel for where we are going with this 2016 Ventura Street Fair booth and its development in the future with performance art and film. Perhaps you can help us shape it.
  How will this all be presented in a simple, easily grasped way? We've painted a wild, artsy tourist map of the Ventura. Area. It's a 20' wide canvas banner and will hang along the inside back of the booth. Participants will have their names flagged around the map to show that there is a lot of volunteerism, aka activism, in and around Ventura. This will immediately give a sense of simplicity and continuity to our multifaceted Hub.  
thanks for visiting, see you at the Street Fair!
best wishes,
Michelle Nosco, founder
 exec director AFEF

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In just 5 days — on Saturday May 14

we take to the streets for #BreakFreeLA

We will rally and march with thousands of people 
from up and down California to say

#KeepItInTheGround

and start our clean, healthy, prosperous
100% renewable energy future!


— Our rally starts at 1 pm at L.A. City Hall —
350.org founder Bill McKibben will be leading the charge,
along with NextGen Climate's Tom Steyer,
activists from Frontline Communities,
LA Hip Hop Group Inner City Dwellers,
and Grammy-Nominated Singer/Actress Antonique Smith.
Join us with your family:   YES, I'll be there!


After the march
Join us for dinner at 5 pm at Mercado La Paloma,
3655 S. Grand Avenue, home of 14 family-owned restaurants.
It's a former sweatshop, now a community and cultural space and home of
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, part of the
STAND-LA coalition, a main coordinator of our event.

Optional non-violent direct action training for an upcoming action.
5:30 in Mercado room 280.

Transportation:
• City Hall is walking distance from Red Line: Civic Center / Grand Park Station
• From Ventura county & Conejo Valley, book a seat for $40 round trip:


Other news:  No monthly HUB meeting on Thursday May 12

Sunday May 15, 12:30 lunch/1 pm Ventura CCL Monthly Meeting  potluck lunch followed by1:00-3:00 regular monthly meeting at Jan Dietrick's, 108 Orchard Dr, Ventura, 93001.

iMatterYouth gave Climate Report Card with a C- grade to Ventura City Council.  It was clear the kids will be back looking for improvement.