In 2016 I took on a "fundraising through the arts" project, and as Event Director, Jurist and Arts Publicist, organized The Art of the Leaf, a Gala and Art Auction Fundraiser for Transition Town Peterborough. With a small team we installed the exhibition as part of TTP's Purple Onion Festival, and in addition to selling the art by silent auction, offered an educational component and art workshop on the importance of trees and sustainable living. The event was a huge success, and was only made possible through the amazing support of local artists and artisans. Their kind generosity is so much appreciated~! Given a blank masonite "leaf" form, the diverse multimedia creations submitted to the show were absolutely brilliant. Here is a sampling of the artwork from that incredible day.
Pegi Eyers is also the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores social justice, nature spirituality, the ancestral arts, and resilience in times of massive change. www.stonecirclepress.com