Purpose-Driven Art: Cool Globes Show

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The Cool Globes eco-art project currently residing at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park as of Earth Day, April 22 through the end of July, displays giant 5-foot by 7-foot globes decorated, painted, sculpted, and designed by artists, from the Blue Man Group to Jim Dine, with meaningful environmental messages. The collection, originally installed in Chicago in 2007, has toured San Francisco Golden Gate Park, Washington DC’s Botanical Gardens, and other towns with local additions. Next stop: London. Focused on one of the many environmental issues, from renewable energy to water conservation, each earth-friendly sphere proposes a solution and inspires action. “I want to see them all!” said an enthralled little girl whose mother read the description about green roofs.

"Blown Away" by artist Chris Burke. Photo credits: Roberta Cruger