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Unconference celebrates eco-art

Young eco-artists will take over UBCO Saturday showing off their work and their ideas.

The fourteen youth from across North America were chosen as youth finalists of the 2014 Get to Know International Unconference. They were invited to present their statement eco-art pieces at UBCO October 4.

According to the Get to Know Society, this year’s finalists bring together an extraordinary array of creativity celebrating nature. Their art forms will range from music videos, interpretive dances, and documentaries to painting, sculptures, and dress-making.

The finalists will present their work, and their ideas, to an audience of international delegates and the public in the university theatre.

“The international Unconference will bring together youth who are not only talented artists, but are passionate about nature and getting outdoors,” says Mary Bunka, Chairperson of the Unconference.

“The UBC and Kelowna community will have an opportunity to share in their passion for the environment.”

The society adds that is a great, free event open to the community.

The presentations are part of the three-day international Unconference which welcomes youth and environmental leaders from around the world. It runs from October 3-5, 2014.

The Mayor’s Enviro-Art Banquet features Dr. Gordon Court, world-renowned photographer and wildlife biologist will keynote, accompanied by Vinnie the Peregrine Falcon.

“Our faculty is thrilled to sponsor an event which raising awareness about the environment, energy conservation and green initiatives,” says Prof. Susan Crichton, director of the Faculty of Education. “It is an important component of an environmental education program, and an unconference format offers such promise for meaningful and creative interactions.”

For full details of the conference and to register for an event visit: http://www.get-to-know.org/unconference-page/

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