Climate Change--A Journey Through the Arts

WE ARE THE FUTURE-LET'S ACT NOW


"It is the artists of the world, the feelers and the thinkers,

who will ultimately save us; who can articulate, educate, defy, insist,
sing , and shout the big dreams."  Leonard Bernstein

Campaign Photo
above is an  oil on canvas painting by Terry Wofford, titled ADRIFT.    http://www.woffordstudio.com/   Inquiries  regarding numbered copies of this work can be made at http://www.theartistpath.org/  Coming soon Note Cards.  Click on Store at Path website.

The Artist’s Path holds with the idea that art and artists of all stripes have the potential to change our world, to make it better.  We are embarking on a multi-year, multi-disciplinary initiative to explore Climate Change through the Arts.  The greatest existential threat to our planet is upon us; it is here yet many of us deny it or take the position that it does not affect me at least for my own lifetime.  So we, all of us, must bring our talents to bear on this threat.  ‘Path’ takes the route of harnessing the power of art to create change.  We Educate, Entertain, and Inspire Ourselves and Others to Act.

Please Donate to Climate Change and the Arts and help us to Change Minds, Fill Hearts, and Inspire Action so that the generations coming after us will have a habitable world in which to live.

Read on to Learn More about Our Story...


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Bringing Artists & Scientists Together-- The Guardian 

Early Inspiration for The Artist's Path

In the fall of 1980
I was studying theater at the University of Texas in Austin.  One day I wandered into the art building. In the center of a spacious, starkly white room was a large plaster copy of an ancient roman sculpture of nude man.

It was early afternoon and I was quite alone. About 15’ from the piece was a bench. Sitting, I studied the figure. Here was a man, a warrior mortally wounded, his sword dropped at his side as he struggles to rise against the pain of the fatal wound in his side. I sat motionless taking in every detail until a moment came when I imagined that I could see movement—the right hand pressing down for support, the left leg drawing up to gain a footing on the shield on which he has collapsed, his face a mask of concentration and refusal to give in to the pain, the knowledge of imminent death.

The illusion was so real I rose from the bench feeling a strange desire to reach out and help him. Tears slipped down my face and more so when I finally saw the title of the piece, A Dying Gaul. He would never rise. But the artist had caught him forever on the razor edge countless soldiers over eons have found themselves—between death and the urge to heed the call of duty.

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Never again would I listen to a report of bombs exploding and statistics of the wounded and the dead as if such events were not a part of my world. Today’s warriors may wear Kevlar and desert fatigues, drive humvees instead of walk or ride horses, but they are the Dying Gaul who in his nudity seems to stand for every man who has walked a battlefield whether in ancient Greece or the desolate wastes and urban horrors of Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is my husband, my son, my brother, my father, my friend and now my sister. I must rise and give succor and seek ways to ensure not only that he comes home to me, but that I build a world in which she never has to leave.   
 
But to build  such a world we must have a world to build.  Unless we act --either out of love of self or of all living things--to change the path we are on, there will be no world to Save

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THE MISSION

 Our planet faces a grave existential threat—Climate Change
.  And The Artist’s Path believes that scientists and artists have the capacity to shape our world for the better.  Our project will explore Climate Change through Theatre,  Film, Visual Art, Music,  Rap, Poetry, Dance and Science. Together we can shift views and move others and ourselves to Action.

We are Gathering a Coalition of individuals and organizations, near and far, in the following areas:  the Arts, Universities, National Forest Service, Environment and Climate Change, Garden Clubs for our Plant a Tree Initiative, the City of Prescott, Prescott Yavapai Indian Tribe, Hopi Tribe,  Wildlife,  Natural History and more.

All funds will be devoted to writers, artists, technicians,scientists,  and production costs.  Any remaining funds—upon completion of the project-- will be donated to the Natural Resource Defense Council which works "to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends."

OUR FIRST MATCHING DONOR

We have a donor who  will match the first $3000 of our campaign goal.  No gift is too small.  With just 120 donations of $25, we could raise $6000--a great beginning.   Our expenses are estimated at  $20,000 - $25,000.  Please support us as a Donor, as an Artist, as a Writer, as a Technician, or as a Volunteer.

Warmest regards,

Gail Mangham, Artistic Director, The Artist’s Path, Inc.  a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity 


We need you...Visit www.theartistpath.org to see our Call for Artists and more!  LAUNCH DATE Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite, 2 PM  May 16, 2020, Prescott, AZ


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Donations

  • S Michele McFadden 
    • $15 
    • 5 mos
  • Lyssa Romaine 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Patricia Kelley 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos

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Gail Mangham 
Organizer
Prescott, AZ
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