GREAT NEWS IN AN NUTSHELL!
Bravo Seattle! Seattle’s Mayor Turner announced that their new 20 miles of pedestrian and bike STAY HEALTHY STREETS, will be permanent and bike lanes will be significantly expanded! YAY Seattle!
Along with my celebration of this, out of curiosity, I checked how many total miles of roads there are in Seattle: around 3,900! All those of us who love Seattle and clean air hope that many many more (hundreds of) miles will be added to their healthy streets initiative.
Inspiration for Seattle? Paris declared that their 405 miles of bikeways, named CORONA CYCLEWAYS, will be permanent!
Further search shows that other cities, including Washington DC, NYC, Boston, Oakland, and more are following suit and opening roadways for pedestrians and cyclists.
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About The Rama Exhibition
Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’
Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls.
Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).