January Person of the Planet Events

By Ruth Robinson

It seems that our earth is under constant destruction.  In light of the frustration and oftentimes near despair as a witness to the many forces trampling on the planet, literally, there is something we each can do that at first may seem surprising.

The opposite of 'destruction' is 'creation'.  We can create beauty and art.

For our January Person of the Planet events we invite you to attend any or all of these activities.  Be inspired and become hopeful.  All events are held at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington, CA.

January 4, 2018 Thursday  6:30-8:30pm

Pot luck supper at 6:30pm and a program on Craftifivism:  Melding of crafting and activism.  Speaker Colleen Haraden-Gorski is a professional environmental geologist AND an avid textile artist.  She engages her skills in a centuries-old way:  to call out social justice issues. 

Time spent crafting often leads to problem-solving because it stimulates creativity and provides an opportunity to process emotions, said Betsy Greer, founder of the website Craftivism.com.  This evening's event is sponsored by Arlington Community Church Women's Group.

January 18, 2018 Thursday  7:00 - 9:00pm

"Rivers and Tides", a documentary about sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, depicts the magical relationship between art and nature.  While few of us have the artistic vision of a world-renown sculptor, we can all appreciate the influence and affect of the environment in Goldsworthy's works.  This film is a visual delight.

January 25, 2018  Thursday  7:00-9:00pm

"To Spring From the Hand" is the inspirational film about the life of Paulus Berensohn.  "How do you dance in life?"  This is the question which inspired Berensohn to leave life as a dancer to become an acclaimed potter, ecologist and teacher.  This film captures his deep connection with the craft arts and the role they play in "healing a world in need".