CACS 7th and 8th grade visual arts elective students have crafted portraits of winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize, which are on display at the Mojo Bicycle Cafe on Divisadero from April 15-29. These images depict a sampling of Goldman Environmental Prize winners and their work from 1990 to 2015. Student artists created portraits using a mulit-color, reduction block printmaking process in recognition of Earth Week.
Each year the Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Berta Caceres, Goldman Prize Winner 2015. Berta was assassinated in her home in Honduras in February, 2016.