We invite everyone who has something to say about the Gulf oil spill & other man made disasters to create a square for the SOS security blanket that will be featured at our Earth Day Festival. Mercedes Rogers started the project in 2010 post the BP oil spill as a “visual petition” for better energy policies to lawmakers.
“By creating a square, any one who feels hopeless, vulnerable or angry will be able to use art to express not only their inner issues regarding the oil spill but also be part of a consolidated call for change. Bringing together all of our angst, fear, frustration and helplessness into one large project will create a strong visual message and help to remind people about the hazards of off shore drilling and non-sustainable energy practices” says Rogers.
Please visit http://mercedesrodgers.com/sos-blanket/ to learn more about the project and how you can be involved. Meet the artist and make a quilt square at our Earth Day festival on April 22nd at Bayou St. John.