Art Exhibition Brings Attention to Cargill and DMB’s Plan to Develop Salt Ponds in Redwood City,CA


Menlo Park: Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park—one of the hottest spots on the San Francisco Peninsula—is hosting the art exhibition “Bathtubs Bathtubs Everywhere” featuring artists Michael Killen and Harry Cohen until May 27, 2012.

Concerned community citizens brought the giant Saltworks Project to the attention of Killen and Cohen. Minnesota-based Cargill has partnered with Arizona-based developer DMB Associates to build 12,000 homes in the salt flats located east of 101 (between Marsh Road and Woodside Road), despite the lack of water for these projected 30,000 residents.

“We decided to make a series of paintings to help the residents of Redwood City and the Peninsula increase their awareness that these two out-of-state companies plan will harm the quality of life of all living things in the Bay Area, including its people,” says Killen.

This exhibition includes “Bathtubs Bathtubs Everywhere” that reminds the artists of Coleridge’s great poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; “Threat to the Three Graces of the San Francisco Bay,” alluding to the three women who founded the Save The Bay 50 years ago; and “It Gives and Gives and Gives: The San Francisco Bay,”I hoping viewers of this painting will realize we need to give now, to help protect and restore this important waterway—a lifeline for us and future generations.

Roy Borrone, owner, who prides himself on serving  quality food, providing an environment where guests can enjoy their large patio, the water fountain and the sun with delicious food served by his friendly team of servers, says, “When I walked in and saw the art I thought I had just gulped down a double espresso. This art is as alive as graffiti, but you know there is something deep behind it.”

About Michael Killen Helps Organizations Share Their Important Climate and Energy Action Message

Michael Killen is the founder and leader of Killen & Associates, Inc., a global consulting services and marketing company located in Silicon Valley. Killen & Associates has published over 400 market and industry research studies and a dozen white papers; produced 700 TV shows, and made some of the most important paintings that help its clients bring attention to their climate solutions. Michael is the developer of a methodology of strategy and author of five books - Introduction to Programming: A Mathematical Approach; IBM: The Making of the Common View (also translated and printed in Japanese); a 3-book series on IBM's complex architecture strategy [SAA: Imaging Processing, SAA: Managing Distributed Data, SAA and UNIX: IBM’s Open Systems Strategy]. At the start of a new decade in 2020, Killen & Associates announced a new major project that stops climate change before it ends civilization as we know it by focusing on what matters most. Helping Governments, non profits, utility companies and energy supplier communities, not just identify four of the most promising climate action solutions to support, but also to promote those approaches. Michael heads this project called ‘Climate Change Solutions that Save Civilization: Concentrate on What Matters Most’. Global organizations and executives from AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Toshiba, Siemens, British Telecom, the US National Security Agency, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Phillips of Holland have all benefitted from the consulting service of Killen & Associates. The studies allowed executives to think clearly about emerging opportunities and threats. TV shows assisted executives in sharing their messages globally. The only company of its kind, Killen & Associates also produces art for major events. The US Department of Commerce, US Department of Interior, Stanford University, Governor's Office of California, have all displayed Michael's art at their events. NASA selected Michael to make "Sustainability" (5ft X 24ft). This June (2020) will be the eighth year Stanford has displayed his paintings at their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit. Contact me to discuss my art and sharing your message on my show to global audiences. Follow me on Twitter @KillenMichael or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeitgeistKillen.
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