TheTo Earth, with Love Project. Help us create a beautiful community Earth Day mural to let our planet know that we love it! Join us in the lobby to add your drawings, thoughts, and notes to earth.
Click here to learn more about Earth Day and this year's theme: Protect Our Species.
"All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. We must work together to protect endangered and threatened species: bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects, whales and more.
The good news is that the rate of extinctions can still be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together now to build a united global movement of consumers, voters, educators, faith leaders, and scientists to demand immediate action.
Earth Day Network is asking people to join our Protect our Species campaign. Our goals are to:
- Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
- Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
- Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
- Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use."
Earth Day Network, www.earthday.org
This event is part of Latcham Saturdays - weekly opportunities to learn, get creative and engage with art through hands-on art activities, art education, opening receptions, artist talks and demonstrations, tours, performances, and more! Latcham Saturdays will provide community art events most Saturdays of the year from fall to late spring. Check back here or in the Latcham Saturdays brochure (available at Latcham Art Centre) to see what's happening each week!
Latcham Art Centre is proud to partner with the family of Catherine Anne Courtney to celebrate art and creativity with this exciting program.
Catherine Anne Courtney (1944-2017) was a devoted lover of art, nature and poetry. Catherine liked to create paintings of nature when she had the opportunity. She was also a collector of rocks, stones, oak and red maple leaves from wherever she travelled. She often visited the gallery and loved to engage in conversation with anyone about the artists and the subject of the artworks. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to recognize Catherine Anne Courtney and the support of her family.