There is a little shop in my neighborhood by the name of Zinnia. If I were to sum them up, I would say they are an alternative arts and crafts store. If you’re ever in South Pasadena, definately check them out.
On October 24th, Zinnia will be selling hand crafted art to benefit 350.org, a non-profit whos mission is “to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.” You can read all about them in the link above.
Here is some infor about the event:
At Zinnia we are going to be participating in a global event called 350 http://www.350.org/
Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity.
Zinnia is planning a really cool event. We are going to hang 350 pieces of art, each on a wood panel that will be
350 X 350 picas (almost 5″ square, that Zinnia will be providing), each piece will sell for 350 pesos (about $26.00),
350 cents of each piece will go to 350 Carbon.
This event will be unveiled Oct 24th at 3:50pm. The artist of each piece will remain anonymous, but we will be advertising the artists participating in this event in hopes to generate a lot of awawareness. The artist of each piece will be revealed when the purchaser takes it off the wall. So, Zinnia is hoping to persuade artist into participating in the event by sending out up to 6 wood panels per artist, and paying for the shipping both ways. To sum it up, each piece will sell for 350 pesos ($26.22). From that amount we will send 350 cents to the 350 Carbon, then subtract .350% ($7.96), which will go to Zinnia, and then the artist will receive $14.76.
So why are we talking about this on GGM? Because we entered a piece to be sold!
Our Entry features a vintage Don figure I had lying around, busting out of an Archie comic. I figured, as this is for an environmental cause, an Archie comic featuring Manray of the Mutanimals would be appropriate 🙂
By the way, our $14.76 will be going into the Fan Book Fund 🙂
Large Photos of the Piece can be found here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v247/JNCOPosterboy/GGM/350%20Entry/