But April always provides a moment to put that celebration into perspective, and to do so this month, the City of Mill Valley, Mill Valley Arts Commission and Mill Valley Recreation have created a doozy of a photography exhibit at both the Community Center and City Hall throughout April.
The exhibit, dubbed "Reverence," centers on the idea that "our colorful planet, alive and beautiful, must be protected, held in reverence as we celebrate the natural world and April Earth Awareness Month," says Mill Valley Recreation Director Jenny Rogers. It runs throughout April, with a opening reception at both locations as part of the First Tuesday Artwalk on April 4, 6-8pm.
"Reverence" features six celebrated Bay Area photographers and was curated by Dave Christensen, the director of the acclaimed Harvey Milk Photo Center in San Francisco. The photographers are Spencer Brown, RE Casper, Najib Joe Hakim, Todd Pickering, Gary Wagner and Jim Watkins.
"Come in and place yourselves within the photographer's vantage points," Christensen says. "Immerse yourself, enjoy these moments of 'Reverence' and celebrate the exquisite beautify of the natural environment that we enjoy here in Mill Valley and Marin County."
The 411: "Reverance" is a photography exhibit featuring the work of Spencer Brown, RE Casper, Najib Joe Hakim, Todd Pickering, Gary Wagner and Jim Watkins at both the Community Center (180 Camino Alto) and City Hall (26 Corte Madera Ave.) throughout April at the First Tuesday Artwalk reception on Tuesday, April 4, 6-8pm.