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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).

Nightclub in Glasgow will Harness Energy from Dancers!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  In the run up to the international climate summit in Glasgow, a famous Glasgow nightclub will trial turning the dancers’ body heat into energy for lights, cooling and music!  Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, now this is … Continue reading

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England Requires EV Chargers in Every New Home and Office Built!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Once again, BRAVO to the UK for leading the world to a healthy green energy future!!  England has a ban on all new gas cars beginning in 2030 and will now be the first country … Continue reading

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AMAZING NEWS! IUCN HUGE VICTORY. HALF THE EARTH WILL BE PRESERVED!

BREAKING NEWS: MARSEILLES, France, Sept 10 – In the final session of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, an overwhelming majority of delegates approved a call to formally recognize that humanity must protect at least half … Continue reading

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INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP HAS PREVENTED IMMENSE AIR POLLUTION/CLIMATE CHANGE

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! We stand behind our Indigenous land and water protectors.  BRAVO!  Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the US and Canada has stopped o(r delayed) emissions equivalent of 1/4  of the US and Canada’s combined annual … Continue reading

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Throngs of Young Professionals Moving in to Climate Work!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Bravo to the overwhelming number of young professionals and university students moving toward environmental careers to solve climate change and the biodiversity crisis.  And, the universities are responding with more and more programs across all … Continue reading

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7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! I’ve been using a lot of ginger and drinking a lot of ginger tea for many years to heal my body, since my introduction to Chinese medicine.  Delicious, cheap, available and amazing in its powerful … Continue reading

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Giving Wildlife the Right of Way!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Check out the latest wildlife bridge!  A new term in the conservation world is “road ecology” and is the thoughtful redesign of our highways, never built to protect or connect wildlife habitats.  Connecting habitats and … Continue reading

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Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!BRAVO to the Biden administration for following through and cancelling these drilling leases, and protect this fragile, important, rich ecosystem.  Mahalo Nui! Read the rest of the story

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Congratulations to the Biden Administration on your Climate Justice Board!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  An extraordinary and highly respected Climate Justice Leaders team has been pulled together by the Biden Administration to direct the central tenet of our climate policy to address the seriousness and health impacts of pollution … Continue reading

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Less stuff, more happiness!!! Brilliant design ZEN space ZEN happy mind! Try it!!

      Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.  Listen to … Continue reading

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