We are happy to announce that the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (S.L.O.P.E.) will be participating in this year’s NatureFest! Join S.L.O.P.E. as they host an interactive watercolor art project for children with artist Rosanne Seitz, while Bernie Kurtz & Larry Kappen paint en plein air on the Dana Adobe grounds.
Alongside that, DANA will be hosting S.L.O.P.E.’s “Art at the Dana Adobe” art exhibit until September 30! Bringing art and history together for this community event. The new cultural center is the result of dedication & hard work to preserve not only the Dana Adobe but educate & keep the community history alive. S.L.O.P.E. artists are honored to be part of this new beginning and to show the work they have been doing for many months in painting the Adobe and surrounding area.
See paintings by S.L.O.P.E. members: Laurel Sherrie, Bernie Kurtz, Rosanne Seitz, Larry Kappen, Dennis Curry, Bruce Everett, Mark Mertens & Denise Schryver.
Dana Adobe Cultural Center will receive a portion of art sales.
DANA will be holding a tree planting ceremony with the support of Pacific Gas & Electric and California ReLeaf! The event will take place on Sunday, May 20 to celebrate the grand opening of the DANA Adobe Cultural Center, the newest nature education facility on the Central Coast. The tree planting will start at 11 AM and last until 12 PM, which will then be followed by NatureFest. The public is invited to join in planting trees in honor of California Arbor week and DANA’s grand opening!
“We’re excited to finally be opening the Cultural Center,” said Marina Washburn, Executive Director of DANA. “Since one of the main goals of the DANA Adobe Cultural Center is educating the public on the importance of nature and environmental stewardship, we feel that planting native trees is the perfect way to celebrate its grand opening.”
“Arbor Week is a celebration of the coming of spring, honoring the importance of trees for Californians,” said Cindy Blain, Executive Director of California ReLeaf. “Yet trees are more than a celebration: urban trees are absolutely critical to the health of our families and communities – as demonstrated by the rapidly growing body of research.”
California ReLeaf’s mission is to empower grassroots efforts and build strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests. California Arbor Week runs March 7 – 14 each year. For more on the California Arbor Week Celebration Program, visit www.arborweek.org.
DANA is excited to announce the long-awaited grand opening of the DANA Adobe Cultural Center, the newest nature education facility on the Central Coast!
The Grand Opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20 at 10 AM, followed by tree planting, and then NatureFest at 12 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!
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