Encaustic Institute Participation in EarthX 2023

Hello and thank you for taking a moment to learn more about this fabulous opportunity to support the Encaustic Museum and Institute, a nonprofit 501c3 with tax receipts upon request, in our mission to educate, inform, and inspire through our participation and involvement at EarthX 2023.

We are thrilled to have been invited to participate in the Inaugural Speaker Panel at EarthX 2023 where the audience will hear from an expert in the area of honeybee preservation and the direct impact on our communities, environment and long-term implications for global food supply. Our additional speaker will focus on the essence of artistic values as it relates to the ancient medium of encaustic —beeswax and resin

EarthX 2023 Expo is the world’s largest green gathering held annually around Earth Day in Dallas,TX, with over 177,000 visitors in 2022. Conferences and speaker panels, highlight a wide range of environmental and sustainability-related topics. It has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the world, bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming and experts in their fields. EarthX 2023 offers both a powerful business networking forum and an engaging family-friendly exposition experience. https://earthx.org/expo/

As a board member and strong supporter of the Encaustic Museum and Institute, I am asking for your contribution to help us reach our goal.

Your gracious contribution will provide funds for:

  • Educational Material
  • Travel Expenses for speakers
  • Booth and speaker panel involvement
  • Booth and demonstration supplies
  • Transportation

Our involvement includes:

  • Speaker Panel addressing the importance of honeybees to our survival and the critical plight of the honeybee
  • 20' x 20' Booth for exhibitions, live demonstrations
  • Educational field trips for local K-6 graders

Our Featured Speakers:

Melanie Kirby: As a Fulbright-Nat Geo Storytelling Fellow with a graduate degree in
Entomology, Founder of Zia Queen Bees, and Extension Educator for the Land-Grant
Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Melanie collaborates across cultures andlandscapes promoting whole system approaches to pollinator conservation and education. Zia Queenbees is dedicated to conscientious and practical queen breeding, collaborativerearing projects, and maintaining local, regional and national sustainability.

Ava Roth: An award-winning, internationally recognized, Toronto-based encaustic painter, embroider and mixed-media artist. Ava's projects explore the boundaries of where humans collide with the natural environment and imagines a more beautiful outcome resulting from the encounter. Ava is currently working on an inter-species collaboration with local honeybees using collage, natural fibers, and honeycombs placed inside honeybee hives where thousands of bees begin their work. http://www.avaroth.ca/

We are so grateful for your support and contributions. Please see our website for more information on the Encaustic Art Institute and Museum at https://eainm.com/or go to EarthX 2023 to learn more about the Expo at Dallas Fair Park, April 21-23. https://earthx.org/

Thank you again!

Tonya Trest


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