Local art with a message

sierraskyscapesWith Christmas gifts on the mind now, some shoppers look to locally produced art with some social or environmental benefit. One wall calendar shows off Eastern Sierra skies and supports clean air. Such a project features photographer Andy Selters in conjunction with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Clean Air Projects Program.

The calendar, called Sierra Skyscapes, starts out with a message from Selters who talks about the sky as a door to a magic view. He then points to the need for clean air in connection with the sky. Selters writes that the calendar is “a celebration of the unity of the sky we see and the air we breathe.” He credits the APCD with watch dogging the air.

Selters names the air pollution sources here – pollution from the San Joaquin Valley and even from as far away as China. Closer to home – woodstoves and fireplaces and, of course, dust storms from the Owens Lake and Mono Lake.

Selters points to the American Lung Association’s information that shows the “cleaner the air the more we thrive and the longer we live.”

Check out lots of locally produced art and some with social messages at local stores.


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5 Responses to Local art with a message

  1. Desert Tortoise December 16, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    BK, how come as of last week I could no longer post anything here from my home computer which uses the Windows 7 operating system and legacy Google (not Google Chrome) as a browser, while I can from my work computer also using Windows 7 and legacy Google? With the home computer I type my post, press Show Comment, I am returned to the top of the article I am commenting on and my post never appears, even days later.

    • Benett Kessler December 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Couldn’t tell you. I’ll ask our webmaster.

  2. Desert Tortoise December 17, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I tried posting just the word “Test” last night on this thread from my home computer and nothing has shown up here. I do not understand this because until last week I could post from my home computer. There must be a setting I am missing or perhaps one of the many software “upgrades” Macroshaft pushes to my computer every week that is the source of the problem. Can you help me please? Thanks.

    • Benett Kessler December 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Our webmaster said: It’s not an issue I can reproduce or “hunt down”. My “blanket recommendation” is for users to update to the latest web browser of their choice. There are a half dozen contenders and they’re all free, and all run on Windows 7. Beyond that, it’s a “black hole” type of question.

  3. Desert Tortoise December 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Test, test, test


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