Sasha Lyth, Redwood Coast Montessori
Redwood Coast Montessori (RCM) School 8th Graders have been studying climate change and possible solutions to various aspects of this global problem. As part of their investigation, they are designing and painting canvas shoes in order to visually communicate their research, and spread a message of hope, while promoting activism at the local level.
The shoes themselves allude to the idea that we all have a part in reducing our carbon footprint, and those who purchase them have the potential to impact local organizations working to promote solutions here on the North Coast, while also making for unique and beautiful, wearable, activist works of art.
The shoes will be available for purchase through a silent auction which will occur during North Coast Open Studios. The students of RCM invite the public to visit the school’s new Community Garden on June 11th – 12th, 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m. to view the Climate Shoes, place bids, view and purchase other student and faculty artwork, and enjoy the first public debut of the Garden and its features.
The auction will close at 5:00 p.m, Sunday, June 12th. For more information on this project, please contact RCM Art Educator, Sasha Lyth: firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the shoe auction will benefit the endeavors of the Northcoast Environmental Center. The Community Garden is located at 1275 8th Street in Arcata.