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Today's morning show interview:
Visions of the Wild! with Susan Schneider, artist and curator!
** What is your role in the festival?
I am a participating artist and co-curator (with Deanna Forbes) of Celebrating Western Wilderness Art Exhibition at The Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum September 4-October 11
There are 10 artists who were invited to show work in this exhibition. All of the invited the artists do work in series. Meaning that they do multiple works on the same subject or theme.
Works range from oil paintings, pastel drawings, digital prints, field sketches.
All of the works are from protected wild lands in the western region: California, Alaska, Utah, Nevada
All are 10 artists who have been inspired by Western Wilderness and involved in preserving Open Space from much of their careers. Most met through a project I started with Deanna Forbes 2010-12 to bring awareness to Solano Land Trust. A few of us are alumni from the San Francisco Art Institute where we knew each other.
** What events are you involved with?
We’re involved in Art Exhibition at the Vallejo Museum for Visions of the Wild-- Art & Culture Festival and Gallery WalkWilderness50
We will be hosting a free public artists’ reception during the art Gallery Walk Friday September 5, 2014 5-8 pm
There will be several art galleries opening that evening a part of the Visions of the Wild Festival
** How important is it that the Vision of the Wilderness is passed to the next generation?
It is absolutely critical that the next generation become interested and passionate in protecting US wilderness and wilderness protection.
Enduring pressures from every conceivable direction – oil producers, mining interests, logging companies, land developers, even US government agencies--water reclamation, highways, recreationists etc. work to break up and use wild land resources to the point of ruining them for plants & wildlife, which need to have viable habitats with corridors between them to stay healthy and be to able to adapt.
Wilderness has intrinsic value—it is vital and valuable apart from any dollar or market value It came into being without the intervention of human beings. It is where we came from, and it continues to adapt and evolve without our intervention, though it is affected by our activities.
** "What we called ‘wilderness’ was to the (Native American) a homeland, Abiding loveliness to Salish. The land was not something to be feared or conquered, and ‘wildlife’ were neither wild nor alien; they were relatives." - Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness
** "We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope." - Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mountain Water
** "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” - Lyndon Johnson, 1964