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|Oakland Endangered Species Mural Celebration|
|Date||Friday September 15|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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|Degrees Plato Tap Room Bottle Shop & Kitchen, 4251 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619|
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
Join the Center for Biological Diversity and Laurel Village Association to celebrate a new mural in the Endangered Species Mural Project. The California grizzly bear mural by Roger Peet and Fernando Santos will be the fourteenth in our national project connecting communities with imperiled wildlife. Come for the art, celebration, music, and refreshments. All ages, rain or shine, free!
Artists, activists and community groups will celebrate the unveiling of three new California grizzly bear murals in Oakland on Friday, the latest installment in the Center for Biological Diversity’s national endangered species mural project.
California’s iconic golden bear graces the state flag, but has been absent from the state for almost a century. The grizzly makes a symbolic return this Friday in a series of murals in the Laurel District depicting the spirits of grizzly bears.
“When we lose wildlife, we lose a lot of what makes a place unique, and we lose our connection to history,” said Roger Peet, artist and endangered species mural project coordinator. “These murals represent the holes left in our landscapes when iconic species like the grizzly bear disappear. California is poised to reclaim that lost history by bringing grizzlies and other animals back to the state's great wildlands.”
[ Mountain caribou mural in Sandpoint, Idaho. Mural artists Mazatl and Joy Mallari (from the Justseeds Artists Cooperative) worked with Roger Peet. ]