Susan & Bill Schmidt
Thu, Sep 29, 11:39 AM (4 days ago)
Hi Family and Friends,
I have been painting environmental art for the past several years and currently have an exhibit at the Midwest City Library at 8143 East Reno, near Tinker AFB (east of Midwest Blvd). I take it down this Saturday, October 1st. Sorry I didn’t think to send this earlier. I was going to include the attachment in my Xmas letter but this way you can see the paintings in color.
I am trying to find other places to exhibit the work before November 8th as one purpose of the exhibit is to encourage people to vote for representatives who will work to reduce the impact of Global Warming which is causing the increase and severity of floods, wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and other costly weather disasters. Millions of Floridians are without electricity today due to Hurricane Ian.
Food production and the geographical locations where crops will grow is being negatively impacted. It is getting hard to even keep home landscaping alive in this heat and drought. I see established trees and shrubs across OKC dying every day. Imagine how difficult it will be to replant millions of acres of burned forests when our everyday watering and care isn’t enough for our yards. More famines and community displacements are on the horizon around the world from the consequences of Global Warming. Yet many people still put profits over protecting the basics like drinkable water upon which all life on Earth requires.
Scary stuff. At least my paintings are colorful, educational, and the antique cars draw attention. I was invited to join WEAD, Women Eco Artists Dialog because of this exhibit. WEAD is an international organization headquartered in Oakland, CA. I was surprised the artists do more installations than hanging art. For example, one artist recently featured by WEAD constructed metal sculptures underwater that attract corals to grow.
I am very proud of my paintings and hope you will look over the attachment. Bill and I wish you the best in these uncertain times. One step at a time. Take care. Susan