The OMNI Center in Fayetteville will host “Enough Is Enough” on Friday, to bring awareness and support for a clean energy economy. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 3274 Lee Ave. There will be an art show, silent auction, music and a gumbo supper (bring your own bowl).

One of the featured artists is Joelle Storet, whose British Petroleum series expresses the devastation and grief of the oil disaster. Storet, a student at the University of Arkansas, was born in Belgium but has lived mostly in Austria and Fayetteville. She recently made a trip to Belgium to visit family and was struck by the heart-wrenching news about the Gulf oil disaster while there. When she returned to Fayetteville, she began expressing her feelings about the spill and the handling of the spill by the media through her art. She has an illustrative style and is influenced by Belgium comics like TinTin.

The country-punk-blues duo of David Kimbrough Jr. and Stacy Nicole Mackey will perform and there will also be an open mic. Kimbrough is the son of legendary bluesman Junior Kimbrough. The multi-instrumentalist has played in his dad’s band, with members of the Staple Singers in the Precise Band, in the Kimbrough Brothers and in the Juke Joint Brothers. Mackey, a Little Rock native who now calls Fayetteville home, has performed with Little Rock bands Uptown Prophets of Armageddon, Doom Patrol, Rebel Android, Fuyu, Tiny Little Hammers, 66Crush,The Chicklettes, Sex, Transmolecularization, Negative Nancy and Lovechild.

OMNI’s Climate Change Task Force is sponsoring this event. Art sales will benefit The Joy Center, an orphanage in Kenya, one of the nations impacted by climate change. In partnership with Environment America, donations will be accepted for families impacted by the Gulf oil spill.

“We want to get together enjoy art, good food, fine music and one another’s company,” said Joanna Pollock of the Climate Change Task Force, “Everyone is trying to process this disaster in the Gulf and it is overwhelming. This can also be a time to express those feelings and give what we can to help.”

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