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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).

Jon Bon Jovi is a True ROCK STAR! Washing dishes to feed the hungry in his community.

The Daily Kos reported this morning on the Soul Kitchen, a restaurant chain created in 2011 by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, in his (and Calley’s) home state of New Jersey.  The Soul Kitchen is specifically geared to … Continue reading

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Canadian Company Collects 80% of City’s Recyclable Plastics and Turns It All into Lumber

GOOD NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  This trailblazing Canadian company is building a new standard for sustainability since they started recycling the bulk of their municipal plastic waste into lumber. Roughly 80% of the plastic recyclables collected throughout Halifax, Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Building Designed to be Recycled!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! This office building was built with 165,312 screws with intent to allow for all building components to be recycled when the building outlives its purpose.  Comprised mostly of wood, it is designed in ways that … Continue reading

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Ted Danson Speaks for the Oceans!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Actor Ted Danson spoke so clearly to congress about the critical need to initiate policies to curb the production and use of one-use plastics, praising the European Union and Peru for their phased bans on … Continue reading

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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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