International marine conservation organization PangeaSeed, in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Sea Walls: Murals For Oceans. Featuring over 30+ artists from around the world, the groundbreaking mural festival creatively beautifies the surrounding area, while bringing education, connection, and inspiration to the community. Sea Walls will take place from July 17 – 26, 2015 on the Caribbean island of Cozumel, Mexico.
International and local artists involved in the project include: Aaron Glasson, Amanda Lynn, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Caratoes, Celeste Byers, Christopher Konecki, Cryptik, Curiot, CYH Jayson, Dherzu Uzala, Ever, Faith47, Fintan Magee, Hueman, Jack Fox, Jason Botkin, Jaz, Jesús Benítez, Kai‘ili Kaulukukui, Lauren YS, Liz Rashell, Meggs, Naturel, News, Paola Delfín, Phlegm, Seher One, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton and Zio Ziegler.
PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is the first movement of its kind helping to save our seas via ARTivism ( art + activism!) The festival will feature world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight. The festival’s educational workshops will engage local youth to learn more about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help save our seas. Sea Walls aims to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem: the ocean.
“The power of public art and activism has the ability to educate and inspire the global community to help save our seas. No matter where you are in the world, the ocean supplies us with every second breath we take and life on Earth cannot exist without healthy oceans. With dwindling global fish stocks, rising sea levels, and widespread pollution, whether you live on the coast, in the city or in the mountains, we should all feel responsible for the health of the oceans and life that lives within it,” says PangeaSeed Executive Director Tre’ Packard.
The artists will have the opportunity to experience the various marine ecosystems of Cozumel Island, and learn from local experts about environmental challenges they are facing. In turn, inspired by their immersive field trips, the artists will create a series of 30 large-scale ocean-themed murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of our ocean and the life that calls it home.
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