Earth Day Celebration Celebrates Good Music, Art, Local Food
(PHOENIX, AZ – April 7, 2014) – Acoustic, percussion, rhythm and blues, rock, blues, ballads, jazz and more will join together with artists, local food artisans and community vendors to celebrate Earth Day 2014: Urban Roots - Ancient Wisdom on Sunday, April 20 at the Alwun House, located at 12th Street and Roosevelt, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The FUSION Foundation is pleased to announce the production of Earth Day 2014: Urban Roots - Ancient Wisdom at the Alwun House, presented by Carolyn Sechler, CPA and Despins Printing and Graphics. The evening of celebration will be a fundraiser for the Alwun House and The FUSION Foundation.
The evening of entertainment will include local musicians, poets and drummers: Community Musicians Showcase: hosted by Orgena Rose, Benjamin Anderson, Maayan Aqua, Linda Bilque, Jon Scott, DeSoto, Daniel Hirtz, Ken Koshio, Melia Montgomery, Gail Phoenix, Rick Rose, Glenn Torrico
Local Food: Enjoy great local food with Doc Brown of Doc's Artisan Ice Cream offering fresh fruit bars, gelato and ice cream and Shantall from Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos!
Tree Planting: In celebration of Earth Day and Urban Roots, a sacred tree planting ceremony will open the celebration. The tree planting is part of the "Healing Trees" program, which is a state-wide tree planting program that offers a way to move beyond the violence and loss so many of our communities experience and witness the blossoming of hope and life. Healing Trees program launched in February of 2011 in remembrance to those who died and were injured during the January 8, 2011 Tucson, Arizona shootings.
Community Drum Circle: The closing community drum circle will be led by the enthusiastic and renowned percussion master Ken Koshio and Daniel Hirtz. More than 100 instruments will be available for attendees to participate in sending vibrations of love and healing to our community and planet.
Recycling of Electronics:
Community Health Screening: A free community health screening will also be conducted from 4 - 7 p.m. with PACH - Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH).
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at http://l.facebook.com/
Special Thank you to our Community Partners and Sponsors including: Artisan Food Guild, Arizona Consortium for the Arts, AZ Culture, Conscious Community, Despins Printing & Graphics, Grow Organic Kids, Horses Help, PACH (Phoenix Allies for Community Health), Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Ctr, PeacePi Foundation, Sechler CPA, PC, Greg Peterson and the Urban Farm, Walter Studios and the FUSION Foundation is a proud member of Local First! Arizona.
About the Alwun House
The name is phonetic for "all one," as in "we're all in this together," a principle that Alwun House founders Kim Moody and Dana Johnson have clung to since purchasing the old, dilapidated property and commencing their rehabilitation on the house and property in 1971. Built in 1912 by shop owner John Sedler, Alwun originally rested on five acres on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Roosevelt, overlooking alfalfa fields south of Roosevelt. Following its funky restoration, Alwun House quickly became the first gallery in downtown Phoenix, and has stayed on as a maverick torchbearer for the downtown arts community. Its central floor houses an art gallery; its basement is home to a multi-media theater, and its rambling backyard gardens and patio are the settings for poetry slams, music concerts and exhibits by local visual and performance artists. Alwun's annual Exotic Art Show showcases uncensored and frankly naughty works, and its bar and cafe make this a jumping joint for any kind of off-hours party. Alwun's a three-decades-
About The FUSION Foundation
The FUSION Foundation is a 501c3 community engagement model focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with a global vision. Our goal is to transform communities of conflict into communities of collaboration and creativity using the tools of the heart with stories, traditional ceremonies, rituals and local food, arts & culture - to build bridges matching needs with resources and resources with needs in our communities.
WHO: The creative and visionary director leading this endeavor is the multi-talented renowned producer and Broadway performer Orgena Rose
WHAT: "Earth Day 2014: Urban Roots - Ancient Wisdom," a community collaboration and Earth Day Celebration
WHERE: the ALWUN HOUSE and the Alwun House Green Art Park (1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85006), Phoenix Arizona's oldest gallery and community art venue.
WHEN: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Open Ceremony with Community Grandmothers & Healing Tree Planting
4:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Percussion, Performance, Poetry
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Community Drum Circle
WHY: Earth Day 2014: Urban Roots - Ancient Wisdom will bring together the Valley's finest poets, and musicians for a once-in-a-lifetime "fusion" of music, dance and vocal artistic expression. Come to be catapulted into the highest of vibrations, as we celebrate, educate and change our world.