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FROM: Jane Hearne, clerk
EVENT: Film "The Last Mountain"
DATE: Weds., April 24, 2013

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On Wednesday evening, April 24, 2013, our meeting and folks at the UU Church will host the showing of the film "The Last Mountain". At 6:30 pm, there will be refreshments and social time, with the film starting around 7:00 pm. From the web site: www.thelastmountainmovie.com - SYNOPSIS "In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal."

FROM: Jane Hearne, clerk
EVENT: "Reflections" eco art exhibit
DATE: Sept. 6 - Oct. 5, 2012

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Mid-Ohio Valley Friends are supporting and promoting this amazing art exhibit curated by Ann Payne, fellow Quaker and member of Monongalia Friends Meeting. If at all possible, try to see it and take a carload! Thanks, Jane "REFLECTIONS: HOMAGE TO DUNKARD CREEK" Art Center hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesdays are free days at the center, otherwise it is just $2.00 entrance, except for the opening receptions @ $10.00. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 Ph. (304) 485-3859 Side gallery, main floor: It’s a modern-day cautionary tale for Appalachia’s waters, told through the images of the 90 species who once called the creek their home.” – Brent Bailey, Director Appalachia Project, Mountain Institute This extraordinary collaborative exhibit features the work of 90 West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio artists. Each has chosen a species to honor: one of the thousands that died during the gas waste-water contamination of Dunkard Creek in 2009. Sponsored by the Mountain Institute, this exhibit gives artists an important voice in the on-going conversation about conservation. Dunkard Creek is a stream that flows about 40 miles through Greene County, Pennsylvania and Monongalia County, WV. It flows into the Monongahela River northwest of Point Marion, Pennsylvania, approximately three miles north of the PA-WV border. The creek is named for members of the Dunkard sect, a pacifist, nonconformist group of Christian who settled in the region during the 18th century. In 2009, Dunkard Creek was contaminated by energy industry waste water. This led to a toxic bloom of golden algae, which killed all creatures with gills in the waterway. This in your invitation to be here Thursday, September 6, 5:30 – 7:30 for the opening of this show, as well as an equally wonderful show of works by Marietta photographer Mary Lou Christy. The works in “Reflections” are fascinating, beautiful, and in some instances, quite humorous–the catfish rendered as a vacuum cleaner comes to mind, or the hitch-hiking toad, or the crayfish wearing Crayola logos. The art show raises questions about how water is managed, and who benefits from the way resources are being managed. It invites the public to consider the fallout that can occur when our quest for energy damages natural resources. If you want to learn more about Dunkard Creek and about the exhibit before you come, I suggest watching homage to Dunkard Creek : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRJwrsykUGA&feature=youtu.be

 

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