Traveling Art Show

"What Goes Around, Comes Around" is an art initiative to bring awareness regarding the problems over-use of one time use plastics, why it matters, and what can be done about it.  Collecting plastics from nearly 10,000 nautical miles in four oceans, the art consists of plastic items morphed into the famous block art, "The Great Wave" by Hokusai circa 1830. It systematically illustrates how the oceans are very different than what Hokusai saw less than 200 years ago.  Like the AIDS Memorial Quilt that went across country successfully bringing awareness to the AIDS pandemic, Monteleone is bringing awareness to marine plastics pandemic to the heartland of the US all the way to California. The work beautifully depicts the ocean and the menace of plastics, how all of us are part of the problem, and are the only solution.  Help keep the show on the road.  We are only looking for transportation expenses.   Funding for this project can be donated through the Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.

The art show "What Goes Around, Comes Around" was at Guilford College.  Curator Theresa (Terry) Hammond, fabulously displayed the 25' of canvases, 5 large window panels, 5 bins of ocean trash, and a 4'x6' sculpture.  

For a month in April until May 4th, the work was on displayed in Cortland, NY at the Beards Building 9 Main St.  This event lives up to the title.  Bonnie, (SUNY Cortland '99) and her husband ran a restaurant in the very location where her art will hang.  The building, is now used for the Institute for Civic EngagementSUNY Cortland AmeriCorps programCortland Downtown Partnership, and SUNY Cortland classes.

The exhibit was on display in New Bern thanks to Jane Horner and Blake Wiggs at various locations from May to August of 2013 and since has been at various schools and at the Wilmington Art Association.

Previously the work hung in NC Cameron Art Museum as part of the education and art space.   The show originated from a pitch to curator Shane Fernando to be displayed at the Boseman Gallery at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Help keep the show moving. Donate through our website Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.

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