Warner Springs Resource Center and Hub 30950 Highway 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086
Climate River - a piece in process that you can be a part of!
Individual voices painted on rocks forming a river of ideas.
I research both sides of a topic and instead of looking for my exact position with accompanying statistics, I choose to encourage all dialogs.If we all can speak openly we will be in a much better position to accept how ever our climate situation works out.Humans adapt, they always seem to.Climate River is about open dialog.
Some people have asked, Nina, why did you choose painting rocks? It is, after all, a very un-natural thing to do?
Each person gets to make their own statement while making a larger statement that actually works together visually. Each artist has autonomy while being within a group. Rocks are not as scary as a blank canvas.
Women do this multi-task chatter activity-thing. As a girl in Greece, I shelled peas with the older women. The conversations were honest, cajoling, entertaining and educational.I love the idea of busy hands and how that opens some other channels in the brain.
Were there any other inspirations? Yes, artists like Christo, who convinced so many volunteers and stake holders to agree to work together for a temporary project allowed me see the excitement a group can bring.
I read The Week Junior and there are always some hopeful things. As the name implies, it’s written for kids. It’s delightfully plain and gives more clear background than many adult based magazines.I am often reminded that it's not the current adults that will be dealing with the consequences of our decades of environmental actions. This little magazine brings me hope for youngsters developing some great inventions to assist the problems ahead.
Conversations, debates, movies, all of these stretch the mind. Curiosity is where it’s at.
—- Climate River is a group project in Warner Springs CA. It is an art installation that encourages conversation as well as art making. Over the span of a few months we met and painted rocks. All of our individual paintings are now coming together to form one visual concept of a river. The age range was 6-60. Some ideas flow together, some form eddies. Viewers are free to move the stones. We encourage more to be added. Every opinion is welcome.
The Warner Springs Hub gathers local resources partners together to allow rural families access to support for their health and well being. Partners include: the Warner Springs Unified School District, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, and Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians. 760-220-2533
This project is spear headed by public artist Nina Karavasiles- www.ninak.info. 619-607-0511. Would you like to host an event like this in your community? Are you a home school family and want to see the class notes, please contact me.
The Warner Springs Community Resource Center is a known for its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail.They are partners with the Hub and a great resource for the rural community.760- 782-0670
This piece can be seen at The Summer Showcase, an open house event at the Warner Springs Resource Center, 30950 Highway 79 on July 22, 2023 from 11:00 to 3:00 PM. Along with crafts, and cultural events this is your chance to make a rock on site and be part of this piece.
What if we could grow our own clothes at home? This root dress (link above) is grown from grass seed and explores the idea of using root as a sustainable, compostable material. The textile industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is responsible for a huge amount of pollution. By contrast, garments grown from root can be grown at home in just 12 days using only a small amount of water and seed. Submitted for the rewilding competition hosted by @toast - #toastrewilding #sustainablefashion#biodesign#biomimicry #futureoffashion#futurefashion