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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).

DOLE TAKES A QUANTUM LEAP FOR NATURE!

BRAVO DOLE!Never thought I’d hear myself say that! I am so grateful to DOLE, who has committed to eliminate their MASSIVE amount of food waste by 2025. Some of the cool things they are developing: turning pineapple skins and banana … Continue reading

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MEXICO CITY’S LIVING WALLS COVER 1000 COLUMNS AND 15 ACRES!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Bravo to the people of Mexico City!  Local patrons master-minded and are privately funding 1000 columns (15 ACRES!) on the busy thoroughfare now named The Greenway, which will amount to of Vertical Gardens/Living Walls.in the … Continue reading

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Silver Lining in Coronavirus: Measurable Drop in Air Pollution

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  As we know, the great gift of Covid-19 has been a huge drop in toxic air pollution worldwide, most notably over China and India.  The clearing of the rivers and streams, the return of beautiful … Continue reading

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U.S. Renewables Outstrip Coal for First Time Since 19th Century

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!!! YAY!!! THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL…For the first time since the 1800’s when coal replaced wood to power steamships and trains, RENEWABLE ENERGY USE beat out coal in the US!!! This trend is rock solid and … Continue reading

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40 MILLION World Health Leaders Urge Green Recovery from Coronavirus Crisis at This Year’s G20 Summit

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Health Care Workers are the heroes of the planet right now, and their voices will hopefully carry some weight as they urge leaders at the G20 to take heed of the blaring messages from the … Continue reading

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A Shining Star Returns to Heaven

One of my greatest inspirations, Tao Porchon-Lynch passed peacefully on the most auspicious Great Night of Shiva, when Shiva dances in heaven. A wonderful website has been constructed to pay homage to this amazing woman, and it includes a video … Continue reading

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London is Keeping Pace with Car-Free Traffic

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!!! BRAVO LONDON!  I love London and I am jazzed to share this big news from The Guardian! In one of the biggest car-free initiatives of any city in the world, the capital’s mayor announced on … Continue reading

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Norway Wealth Fund Choosing a Healthy Future

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!!!   YAY!!! Bravo to Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund, which just announced it’s dumping $3 billion in FOSSIL FUEL investments!!!  Norway’s fund is taking a leading role in responsible investment.  This includes some huge coal … Continue reading

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Clearing the Way for Healthy Re-Entry

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 … Continue reading

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Build a Bridge – Save an Endangered Species!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Optimist Daily shared The New York Times report of the highly endangered Golden Lion Tamarin in Brazil who will be allowed access to and from their native habitat by building a bridge covered with native … Continue reading

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