Southampton Arts Center

When: 04/28/2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Southampton Arts Center celebrates the Third Annual Earth Day Fair on the West Lawn Sunday, April 28, from 12 to 4 PM. The day will feature music by Kora player Yacouba Sissoko; face painting Ruby Jackson and Erin McNeill; eco art projects with Laurie Lambrecht, Heidi Lanino, Cindy Pease Roe, and Aurelio Torres; vendors including Plan Bee Balms, Roman Stone Construction, WasteWater Works, Applied Energy Group, and Green Thumb Organics; 1 PM and 3 PM Birds of Prey demonstrations with Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Foundation; and food by Union Cantina and Thyme & Again.

The fair is slated to be a fun-filled day aiming to educate the public on local businesses with solutions for a cleaner planet. Reduce your carbon footprint in a financially responsible way while learning what local organizations are doing to save our planet.

Eco artist Cindy Pease Roe was “raised in a hand-me-down family,” she said, “on the notion that there are limited resources in the world.” However, it wasn’t until seeing the excessive amount of plastic on the shoreline for herself that Roe decided to act. Thus, UpSculpt was created, fusing upcycling and sculpture as a means of creating environmental pieces of artwork meant “to educate and inspire people to change their habits and to rethink their use of plastic in daily life.”

“Mother Nature has always been an inspiration and a source of healing to me,” Roe noted, adding she develops ideas for her artwork through many walks through the woods, mountains, and beaches. Learn more at www.southamptonartscenter.org.