Burlingame United Methodist Church Hosts Arts Fest to Celebrate New Community Mural

Burlingame United Methodist Church has funded creation of  24 ft. x 20 ft. mural to enrich the city. The church commissioned San Francisco artist, Cécile Picard who has  worked around the world helping  schools enrich the education process with art.  The Art Fest–Dedication of the Mural;  is Saturday, October 8, 11am – 12:30pm. The place is  1443 Howard Avenue in Burlingame -location of the church and mural.


Expect a party. All are welcome.

Cécile Picard is  sculptor, painter, muralist, and designer. She  continues to advise Menlo Park artist Michael Killen who interprets climate and ocean change, and other  developments of our time on large canvases.   She holds degrees in Fine Arts from the Beaux Arts in Dijon, France and from Otis Parsons in Los Angeles.

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In Oct. 2017 I will Release the Painting ‘Trump’s ‘Climate Change Strategy’

Having made paintings that include ‘Sustainability’ (5 x 24ft) for NASA, and ‘Resilience of America’ (5 x 24 ft),  prints of both are displayed  in Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research,  I have an  understanding of Trumps’s strategy and know how to make this painting.  I will release the 6 x 12ft painting in October.  I will release it first on  https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeitgeistKillen.






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‘Staving the Great Giant (Greenhouse Gas) of Our Time’ (6 X 15 ft) Oct. 2016

The painting is inspired, in part,  by the national energy policy recommendations that Secretary George Shultz plans to give the next president. Yes, the painting will include a fee on carbon and the distribution of funds.

My new paintings have been displayed at events hosted by  the County of Santa Clara,  Microsoft Silicon Valley Research Center, Palo Alto, Save the Bay, Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford, Sustainable Sustainable, and US Department of Commerce and US Geological Survey.  Contact me to discuss obtaining access to this painting for your event. Michael@killen.com.

The painting will be released first at   https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeitgeistKillen.

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Which Org. Wants To Be First To Use Michael’s Painting that Forecast Most Important New Elements Likely To Be Added to Next US Energy Policy



Michael is the artist who made ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Resilience of America’, both 24 feet long and that continued to be used by important organizations to bring attention to their important message. The US Dept. of Commerce and Interior, NASA and Stanford are among the organizations that have used these paintings.

The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research use large prints of those paintings, as well as a print of Michael’s painting  ‘Energy and Emissions’ (6 x 15 feet), to help bring attention to its important message.

The new paintings will be available in October 2016. It is on three 6 x 5 foot panels for easy shipping.  Prints will also be available at same time.

Please start discussion with Michael by contacting by using Michael@killen.com.

Michael Speaking at USGS event with his painting 'Gone with the Wind is the Electric Grid'

Michael Killen @USGS 12/11/2015 With ‘Gone With the Wind is the Electric Grid’


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Michael Killen to Speak In Mendocino Sun Aug 28 -What He Learned Making Art That Helps CaGov NASA Dept. Interior Share Climate, Ocean & Energy Message


Michael will speak at the Art Mix Mendocino Event in the Odd Fellows Hall Mendocino, CA.  6-7:30PM. He’ll share what he learned making paintings that interpret  climate change, concentration of wealth and power, economic gap, energy, ocean change, greenhouse gas emissions,  and future or civilization.   He will take questions on the direction of his  work in progress painting that forecast key elements of the post Obama national energy policy. And, he’ll take questions on  the controversial local forest management practice of “hack and squirt” or  “treating trees.”


All are welcome. Admission N/c.


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Artist Who Is Painting “US Energy Policy: In Era of Climate and Ocean Change” Will Speak in Mendocino, CA, Sunday, August 28, 6–7:30PM

August 23, 2016

Contact: Michael@killen.com
Michael Killen is the California artist who is making the painting that will forecast what he believes will be the most important new elements of the next President’s national energy policy. He plans to display the painting before the November 2016 elections.
His speech, “What I Learned Making Art that Helps Scientists and Political Leaders Share Their Important Message and Where I Go From Here,” will outline his ideas.

Killen is the artist who made “Sustainability,” at the request of NASA, and “Resilience of America.”  Both of those paintings have been displayed by organizations that include the US Dept. of Commerce and Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford. The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research displays large prints of those paintings. His most recent paintings are “Energy and Emissions” and “Gone with the Wind Is the Electric Grid.” The paintings are 6 x 15 ft.

As part of his speech and Q/A session, Killen will share what inspires him to make message paintings. He’ll answer questions about the next message he plans to share and present a new view of important developments of our time.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Who Should Attend: Artists, everyone who care about the future of the climate, ocean, and energy.
When: Sunday August 28, 6-7:30PM
Place: Odd Fellows Hall, corner Ukiah and Kasten Streets, Mendocino, CA




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Prints of Michael Killen’s ‘Sustainability’, ‘Resilience of America’ and ‘Energy and Emissions’ Now in California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

The first two paintings are 5 x 24 feet. The third is 6 x 15 feet. All three paintings have been displayed at major organizations’ VIP events. Prints of these and other  paintings by Michael are available michael@killen.com.


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