GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!! HOORAY! Bravo to the US Senate!! In a tie-breaking vote by VP Kamala Harris, the Senate passed a $480 million sweeping legislative act to ameliorate climate change and reduce emissions (read as toxic air pollution) by 40% by the end of the decade. This will improve the health of people who live near toxic energy sites, and all of us who breathe and live. It alerts all of us and the world to actively take care of our air, water and soil. Please read this article so you can tell a great story tonight at dinner and spread widely!
We have a long way beyond this to go yet this is the best bill passed by the US since the Clean Air Act.in 1963.
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).