Friday, June 2 2017

Jun 2

GENESIS Members Opening Reception

06.02.2017 7:00 pm

MOPA Members are invited to celebrate the Opening of GENESIS with a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. Each MOPA Member can bring one guest.

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By Phone, Contact Maryam at 619.238.7559 x227 by May 26.

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GENESIS is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And it is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent and pristine majesty.

Such wonders are to be found in polar circles and tropical rainforests, in wide savannahs and scorching deserts, on glacier-covered mountains and solitary islands. Some regions are too cold or arid for all but the hardiest forms of life; others are home to animals and ancient tribes whose survival depends on their isolation. Together, they form a stunning mosaic of nature in all its unspoiled grandeur.” - Sebastião Salgado


Sebastião Salgado, Teureum, sikeirei and leader of the Mentawai clan. This shaman is preparing a filter for sago, with the leaves of this same sago tree. Siberut Island. West Sumatra. Indonesia. 2008. © Sebastião SALGADO / Amazonas images.