Earth Art: A Year-Round Endeavor

IN THE ’60S, RACHAEL CARSON awakened environmental consciousness with her book “Silent Spring.” In the ’70s, Earth Day — on April 22 — was founded as a worldwide environmental “teach-in.” Now over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the world’s largest civic observance. Artists have long been involved in […]

Springtime in Nevada City

SPRING IS A GLORIOUS TIME TO visit the Gold Rush towns in the foothills, and few are more picturesque and enjoyable than Nevada City. Wildflowers are in full bloom on surrounding hillsides and alongside the wild and scenic South Yuba River. The 56th annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic is on Father’s Day, June 19. It […]

Ellu Gallery celebrates Earth Day on Friday

Ellu Gallery in Grass Valley is celebrating Earth Day by hosting an “Elements of Earth” reception on April 22 from 5-7 p.m. at 342 Idaho-Maryland Road in Grass Valley. The evening features the premiere exhibit of artist Dave Barter. Barter works with reclaimed wood producing sculptures and carved art pieces. Harpist Eah’s ethereal notes will […]

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

Today is Earth Day, and over one billion people in 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. From Sydney to San Jose, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo, Beijing to Beirut, Amazonia to Honolulu, Washington, D.C. to Moscow, people everywhere are organizing demonstrations and rallies, demanding climate action, cleaning up their […]

BriarPatch to hold Earth Day festival celebration on April 22

Planting seeds and pledging action are just two of the many ways to celebrate Earth Day at BriarPatch Co-op Market on Sunday, April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival will bring together nearly 20 community groups that are working to protect the environment. Activities for children will include planting seeds, crafting art from […]