|Titled Plastic Ocean in honor of Charlie Moore's book|
This image launched the proposal to our UNCW campus art gallery that was accepted and then morphed into 25' of canvases. That was in 2011when it was displayed for a month in the Boseman Gallery. While I was taking the exhibit down, the curator asked what I was going to do with it. Without really thinking about it, I said, "I would like to take it around the country, you know, like the Memorial Aids Quilt." Even I was shocked to hear that came out of my mouth. I hadn't really thought about it, but after that, I couldn't stop thinking about it. We just lacked the means necessary to make it happen. It took two years, but the answer came after receiving an international grant from Project Aware.
|Bellamy Masion - 503 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403|
From there it travels to University of North Carolina February 22 to March 9th and will be on display for the Blue Heron Bowl (National Science Ocean Bowl) in Jordon Hall on March 1st, thank you Janelle Fleming for feature our art in this educational event. I will be there for Q and A at noon. Thanks to Barbara Prince, we will be touring New Jersey with day events from March 11th to March 13. (see below) with an extended stay at Rutger's University starting March 15th. More details to follow and please help keep the show on the road by donating to the Plastic Ocean Project,Inc. With every dollar donated, the Jack Johnson Fundraiser will match it up to $2,500.
12:30 Johnson Elementary, Cherry Hill, NJ
8:30 AM Urban Promise, Pennsauken 1:15Kingston School, Cherry Hill
7:00 PM Camden County Environmental Center, Cherry Hill
9:00 AM Haddon Heights, tentative
1:00 PM: VanSciver Elementary School
7:00 PM Scout Night/tentative
Haddon Township Environmental Center
But the art exhibit is only one small part of what POP, Inc. provides. Through our education program at UNCW, joint collaboration with toxicologists, oceanographers, marine scientists, and non-profits, we are gaining momentum. And that momentum would not be possible without the support and guidence from our president Paul Lorenzo and point contact Tricia Monteleone. POP, Inc has been morphing over the past five years and our team of visionaries believe, If we can walk on the moon, we can clean up the plastic ocean through outreach, technology, industry, and international leadership. We do not think small.