After a wicked winter in our area of the northeast, we are all impatiently awaiting the greening of our spring landscape! I am very lucky to have a small greenhouse where I can enjoy plants year round, but getting outside in the garden this season will surely be a treat! Since my dad was a landscaper by trade, I come by my love of nature and flowers quite naturally.
Protecting and nurturing our environment is a responsibility we all share. This month, join me and all of us at Kathy Davis Studios by celebrating Earth Day in your own special way. Perhaps you will discover some new ways to make recycling and caring for our natural world a year-round way of life.
Scatter Joy Gallery: Going Green
To celebrate Earth Day and the environment, we are hosting a gallery opening on April 25th from 5PM–7PM. The title of the show will be Going Green and will feature work from our very own Kathy Davis Studio designers. We look forward to exhibiting a blend of inspirational messages and examples of work that promote recycling and resource sustainability. Please join us in celebrating the art of recycling!
Image Caption: Flipflops arranged to take the shape of angel’s wings by Filipino artists Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan.
Events: 5K Run for Clean Air
The 5K Run for Clean Air has grown into Philadelphia’s largest Earth Day Celebration. The Clean Air Council will host the 33rd annual run on Saturday, April 19th at 9AM. For this year, the run has moved to the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. Visit their website to register or to find out more information on donating or volunteering.
Artist: Guerra de la Paz
Guerra de la Paz is the composite name of Cuban born artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Collaborating since 1996, their work references the politics of modern conflict consumerism alongside symbols of faith. They’re known for using recycled objects as their medium, mainly old clothing, to build their sculptures. You can view their work and learn more about them on their website.
Product: Illume Candles
Currently being sold in our Kathy Davis Gallery and our Online Store are these beautiful and earth-friendly candles from Illume. The candles are crafted from either food-grade paraffin or their new, all-natural blend of coconut wax, beeswax and essential oils. Wax is the foundation for a clean burn, amazing fragrance throw and natural beauty. A different design for each fragrance is featured on tall, matte ceramic containers. Once the wax has burned, you can repurpose the beautiful ceramic container to suit your needs. (We simply LOVE these candles!)
Kids Art: DIY Recycled Art Projects
Making new crafts out of old things is a lot of fun and helps our earth also. Try one of these innovative projects with your kids and they will see how much fun recycling can be! Visit Spoonfull for a ton of DIY ideas for kids.
Charity: The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. They address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of more than 1 million members, they’ve built a tremendous record of success since their founding in 1951. To find out more information on how you can contribute, visit their website.
KDS Work Day: Jarrett Nature Center
To celebrate Earth day and give back to our community, some of our studio team members will be participating in a service day in April at the Jarrett Nature Center. The Jarrett Nature Center is located on the property of the Hatboro-Horsham School District between the High School and Simmons Elementary. It’s a pretty little spot with a rich tradition of outdoor education and environmental studies. We’ll be doing some clean-up work, planting, and assisting teachers and kids with environment-related learning activities. For more information about the Jarrett Nature Center, visit their website.