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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).

Celebrating Mushrooms!

GREAT  NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Optimist Daily is collecting and sharing articles on the marvels of mushrooms.  From meat substitutes to fighting depression, curing tuberculosis and metabolizing plastic into organic material, mushrooms are emerging as superpowers.  Click on the photo … Continue reading

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Engineers Have Created a Robot to Reseed Coral Reefs with Heat Resistant Strains of Baby Coral

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Scientists have found a way to harvest spawning baby corals who have survived a bleaching episode caused by a heatwave, nurture them until they are ready to plant and redistribute them on degraded reefs. This … Continue reading

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Doctors are Prescribing Museum Visits as Medicine ~ Art Heals!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Doctors are teaming with the Montreal Museum of Fine Art to offer prescription passes to patients.  These prescriptions can be ‘refilled’ at will, and allow patients and family members access to the museum.  In addition, … Continue reading

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When Alexandria Casio-Cortez Meets Greta Thunberg, “Hope is Contagious!”

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Youth is not a handicap when it comes to seeing clearly that if we don’t do something now, our youth will not have a hopeful future.  These two powerful young women have made a difference, … Continue reading

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8 Billion Trees – You Can Plant 10 Today, or Sign Up to Plant 10 Trees a Month!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Many people are funding great work by selling very reasonably priced and attractive bracelets and other items made from recycled materials.  One really fun one is 8 Billion Trees, and another is 4Ocean. 8 Billion … Continue reading

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Optimism is the Option for More Success with Less Stress

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan has studied optimism and success for more than a decade, and she has found that those with an optimistic outlook are better equipped to deal with stress.  Optimism is a … Continue reading

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thredUp – An online option for buying and selling top quality used clothing, and taking a load off of landfills.

GREAT NEWS IN  NUTSHELL – EVERYTHING MATTERS! thredUP is a highly profitable on-line thrift and  consignment store which is making a difference in how much of our overflowing closets make it to the  land-fill.  It offers the opportunity to clean … Continue reading

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