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Plastic Ocean Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Please join Water UCI and UCI OCEANS Initiative for a special reception featuring artist Bonnie Monteleone, the creator of the Plastic Ocean Art Exhibit.

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 4:30  to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Viewpoint Gallery, UCI Student Center. Parking is $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (Directions)

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Featured Speakers:

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Bonnie Monteleone
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Creation of the Plastic Ocean Art Exhibit

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Francois Primeau
UCI Earth System Science
What is the Pacific Gyre?

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Simon Penny
UCI 
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
50 Years of Environmental Activism and Research in the Arts


About the Plastic Ocean Art Exhibit

The Plastic Ocean Project has worked to bring awareness to the growing pandemic of marine plastics across the country by turning it into art and leaving it on display at public venues.

Bonnie Monteleone, the creator of the exhibit, has collected digital images of plastic artifacts retrieved from four of the five global garbage patches, and has combined them with her own open ocean photography in a traveling art display. This display has since traveled 3,700 miles, on a journey to portray how the world’s oceans have been scourged by plastics. People are encouraged not only to enjoy the beauty of the art, but to look deeper and question our own contribution of plastics into our oceans, and to make the connection that this growing problem is a global one that affects us all.

Exhibition dates: January 12, 2017 – February 13, 2017
Location: Viewpoint Gallery, UCI Student Center. Parking is $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (Directions)

For questions, contact us at academic-initiatives@uci.edu.

Watch a Video Featuring Bonne Monteleone

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm