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Launch of SOLAR, a participatory performance/environmental/political art project to bring clean energy to the Sunshine State
September 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Eco-Artist Xavier Cortada combines science with art to engage audiences in making sound environmental choices that benefit our planet.
WHAT: Unveiling of Solar Politic-Art Piece
Actual solar panels become the canvas for Cortada’s latest social engagement project….for the greater good of all Floridians.
Cortada has chosen to unveil his work in front of Jose de Diego Middle School students at the Bakehouse because they are the future generations who will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this clean renewable energy.
Cortada will unveil SOLAR, a unique mixed media piece created on actual solar panels.
He envisioned this piece as a Call to Action, asking Floridians to support efforts to bring more solar power to the Sunshine State.
SOLAR is part art, part political statement in support of Floridians for Solar Choice (www.Flsolarchoice.org). This non-profit, non-partisan coalition is actively gathering signatures across the state in order to bring solar choice to the people in 2016.
Wednesday, September 9th at 10:30am
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St,
Miami, FL 33127
Because Florida remains one of only four states where current laws expressly deny citizens and businesses the freedom to buy solar power electricity directly from someone other than an electric utility, the Solar Choice ballot initiative is drawing support from artists, business leaders and owners, bi-partisan groups and others across the state.
In Xavier Cortada’s Words:
“For me, SOLAR is a participatory performance/environmental/political art project. I want all Floridians to use their hands, as they would to create art, to sign the Solar Choice ballot petition so we can put Solar Choice on the November 2016 ballot. This is as important as planting a tree. Both use the power of individual action to ensure a clean future for our children. In a city like Miami, in a state like Florida — a state whose boundaries are defined by water– nothing could be more important than expanding choices for renewable energies, addressing global climate change and rising sea levels. I want 700,000 Floridians to sign the petition and give Florida chance to make a clean transformation to solar, so we can rightly be called The Sunshine State.”
Learn more at www.flsolarchoice.org