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The Oracle of Tibet (www.tibetanoracle.org) – the Venerable Thupten Ngodup, Tibetan monk and healer – will make his first-ever public appearances in the United States at 3pm on Friday, June 15 at the Natural World Museum (www.artintoaction.org ) exhibit Making the Choice: Bringing Forth an Environmental Renaissance currently on display at San Francisco City Hall’s 4th Floor Rotunda Gallery. As the advisor to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Government, The Oracle will be sharing his knowledge with the masses and speaking on critical The idea for “Making the Choice” came about in June 2005 when San Francisco hosted World Environment Day: the first time a North American city had been so chosen. It was during that event that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom asked NWM to design an exhibit that would help connect the daily actions of San Franciscans with the impact their choices have on the environment worldwide.

The exhibition features seven environmental topics: Waste Reduction, Water, Environmental Health, Transportation, Urban Design, Urban Nature, and Energy. The show features painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation artwork from local and international artists including: Christopher Lamarca, Chris Jordan, Rob Larson, Edward Burtynsky, Free Soil--Amy Franceschini, Lucy Orta, Fred Tomaselli, Harri Kallio, Era and Don Farnsworth, Sven Pahlsson, Free Range Graphics, Leslie Shows, Robert Bateman, Judith Selby Lang, Alison Moritsugu, Allora & Calzadilla, Icleandic Love Corp, Agnes Denes, Giles Mingasson, and Fei Yang.

The San Francisco-based Natural World Museum utilizes the universal language of art as a catalyst to inspire and engage the public in environmental awareness and action. In order to contribute to the sustainability of our world, NWM provides enlightening experiences through innovative site-specific art exhibitions that advance local and global conservation efforts.

Official Website: http://www.artintoaction.org

Added by ericsf7 on June 14, 2007

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