“Luz es Vida” Earth Day Youth Performance Café
Join us for an Earth Day, Youth-Centered Celebration at OCHO Art + Event Space!
“Luz es Vida – Light is Life” banners painted by local students will illuminate the room while puppetry, live music and poetry light up the stage in this fun, family-friendly event celebrating the beautiful planet we live on! Participating students come from Alta Vista Elementary and Intermediate School, Costilla Academy, Roots & Wings Community School, as well as some local homeschooling families. Face-painting and a DIY recycled crafts table will round out the fun for the whole family. OCHO is a beautiful gallery, event and community space in downtown Questa, across from the Questa Visitors Center located in the old Centinel Bank building. The event is free and refreshments will be served. With this event the whole community is invited to join local students and their families in celebrating the creativity of our kids!
During March and April over 220 students from Alta Vista, Costilla Academy and Roots and Wings Schools have been busy painting large, 4 ft. x 9 ft. banners in workshops facilitated by LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place) project leaders and volunteers. The workshops were driven by the “Luz es Vida – Light is Life” theme, while students determined the content of their collaborative art. The banners will be unveiled at the Earth Day Performance Café at OCHO and will then be installed at the five bus stops in Questa and the surrounding communities of Lama, Costilla and Cerro.
The first Earth Day was celebrated 45 years ago on April 22, 1970. This holiday was created to mark the importance of keeping our planet healthy and to renew our commitment to make positive changes in our community. The Youth Performance Café continues this tradition right here in Questa in 2015.
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