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Has this happened to you? You've been driving around Napa, and when you get to your destination (about to park) you see the word "Honor" or "Respect" painted in the parking space. You think, "Am I allowed to park here?"
The answer is yes! It's part of a project called The Values Project, created by artist Peter Hassen. Values such as Integrity, Community, and Tolerance, among others, are spray painted in random parking spaces in parking lots around Napa. Its purpose is to spark dialog among community members and to remind people of various values some might say are being forgotten.
I had the opportunity to volunteer with this project for the recent installation at Napa Valley College. Peter does all the spray painting, but we helped with carrying and cleaning off the stencils, painting in the empty spaces on the letters, and clearing off the areas that will be painted. Not only does this project affect the people who get to see it when it's all done, but as a volunteer, I had to stop and think about the word I was working on every once and a while. "Patience" was practiced when painting the empty spaces on the letters which are left by the stencils.
I encourage everyone to volunteer for The Values Project! You can find more information in "gigs//opps//fests" in The Guide section, or by clicking here!
- Omar Peña
Wandering Rose's very own intern, Maria Gonzalez, has started a Napa-centric blog to better understand the culture that is our home town. Here's a taste of the latest post: What do you specifically think, stylistically, is lacking
Friday, May 14, 2010
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Napa Valley College Quad--2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Live Art, Live Music from:
Spray Painting demonstration with supplies donated by Cartons and Crates.
and more to be announced
Club Unity--Help us promote club unity through the arts. Several campus clubs will be tabling and participating.
Club performances, activities, fundraising, face painting etc...
Celebrating Emerging Latino Alternative Artists: A Tribute to the Godinez Family
An alternative art movement that’s centered on youth culture surfaced in Napa on Sunday afternoon to honor one of its own.
Tattoos, Piercings & Spinning Piñatas: Celebrating Emerging Latino Alternative Artists
January's Forum Packed the House with Musicians and Promoters
Thank you all for attending the January Forum - State of the Music Scene. We had almost 50 people in attendance and had a great discussion regarding locations to play, promotion, and camaraderie.
I'm not sure where the appropriate place to post this for Wandering Rose is, but I wanted to let you all know about the Napa Local Food Forum on April 28. There will be both panelist presentations and chance for discussion. I think it's particularly important for young activists to be involved in the discussion of food in the community - as Alix, Jinn and others found out at Napa Valley College, there are currently barriers even to things like trying to give out fresh, hand-grown, healthy food for free to fellow and needy students! Food access is an environmental, health and social equity issue.
And if you as artists can come up with ways to be involved with the local food system and community (example: at a community garden meeting a few months ago, some artist gardeners talked about collaborating to design art for the garden), that would be awesome!
There is a student rate of $10 (which includes lunch and a wine reception!), and the committee had agreed that scholarships could be made available for anyone who can't even afford that rate, so if you want to attend but can't afford it, please use the contact information on the flyer.
Hope you can attend! Please pass this on to anyone you know who is interested in food, social equity, health, agriculture, the environment,
local economies, community, etc.!
Napa Local Food Forum April 28, 2010 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
*Napa** Valley** Expo - Chardonnay Hall*
575 Third Street, Napa
*Napa County's Agricultural Commissioners' Office *and *Napa Valley Expo *invite you to the *First Annual Napa Local Food Forum.* Join farmers, health providers, institutions, restaurants, and community organizations for in-depth discussions on building a sustainable local food system, expanding agricultural diversity, and creating greater access to healthy food for the entire Napa Community.
A local seasonal lunch will be served featuring *Paul Muller* of *Full Belly Farm* as Keynote Speaker. A wine reception hosted by the *Napa Valley Vintners* will conclude the day.
Admission $20, students & seniors $10
Registration and volunteers through Brown Paper Tickets @ www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105047
Lisa Thompson - (707) 337-4464