Marley Party to benefit GT Earth Day Parade @ O’k Art Studio

At a time when serious crises and calamity is all around, there are reasons to celebrate our lives on the planet home we love, and to send grateful healing energy out into the world.

For Little Artshram’s friend and my good dog Marley’s birthday on April 15th, when Marley is turning 15 years old, we are asking O’k Art and Little Artshram friends and family for a special gift: to help raise $750 for Little Artshram (under Greater Lansing Artspace). As you likely know, Little Artshram sponsors and organizes the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade.

The 22nd Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade is scheduled for April 30th, meeting at 12 noon at Central Grade School. Bad weather date is set for May 7th.

Please consider coming to our Marley Party giving to our birthday wish and together we can cover the costs of this annual Spring ritual and community celebration. This fundraiser is specifically for the parade insurance that we need to purchase to be in the streets.

If you can’t make the party, we are asking for $15 donations and you can donate online by going to:

Or, you can send a donation directly to: Little Artshram/Earth Day Parade, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49685

Thanks so much, and look for a reminder invitation for Marley’s birthday party and fundraiser April 1st!

`penny krebiehl

The mingling betwix Art and Permaculture

O’k Art CSAe was created from a seed planted in 2005 at the Black Mountain Preserve and Retreat Center near Cazdero, CA. I entered into this new cycle of my artist life, as a Permi-Newbi and the adventure continues.

Our aim at O’k CSAe has always been to explore and share the deep connections between art education, practice and holistic, ecological thinking. What can we remember and identify as a magnificent woven web through these processes in nature’s system and our mind-mapping, creative human processes? From both a place of formal, fine art and design study, and permaculture study and design practice, O’k CSAe develops and teaches art and nature awareness based curricula for Little Artshram and offers it throughout the Traverse City and North West Michigan area.

Beyond the services, workshops and courses O’k CSAe offers, and through our partnership with Little Artshram, we are committed to wandering and mingling with aesthetic awareness and artistic process throughout all our programs and activities, and to exploring creative inspiration as it relates to Nature.

To learn more about our contribution to developing a village of educated, practicing Permaculturists in Northern Michigan, check out:

our Facebook page: Traverse City/NW Michigan Permaculture Design Course

or contact me at:

[email protected]