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2012

Some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar claim that it's the end of a cosmic cycle on our planet. .

Let's hope so. The human condition as it stands is spiralling towards certain self-destruction if we don't change our way of life immediately, from consumers to stewards. Taking care of the earth that feeds us, the forests that give us the air we breath, and the oceans the water we drink (yup! remember evaporation and condensation?!) must be our top priority for the immediate future. Creative solutions are needed. If the youth who have visited ArtMill and worked with us over the past 6 years are any indication, then there is great hope. Already it looks as if 2012 will be a year of great transitions. Here at the Mill our new Communications Manager, Louise Connor is getting us out into the world. Marketa Mrazova is moving to full time Studio Manager. Alex Katis left us for warmer climes in Bali for the winter, but is working long distance on some new short documentary films for Safe Planet and Art Dialogue. Our work with the UN Safe Planet Campaign looks to take us to the London Olympics, the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, and the America's Cup Race in Rhode Island, Connecticut, to name just a few. Closer to home we'll be working on a fun sailing adventure in the River Vltava this summer during the Respect Festival in Prague to raise awareness on electronic waste. And many more surprises besides our usual ever-expanding programming. 

Endings always simply new beginnings. And, as the snow covers the earth at last in this part of the world, giving us a bit of peace and quiet, we can close out the old year without regrets. And build our strength for the work ahead in 2012: transitioning to lead more youth in creative stewardship roles towards a sustainable future. And make a little art along the way!

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2012-01-14 - 07:25:00  by barbarabenish

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