“Waves of Change” Makes a Splash in Chelsea!

Donated artwork from paper cutting to couture
Donated artwork from paper cutting to couture
Terror of the Deep by Dayna Rozental
Terror of the Deep by Dayna Rozental

On Thursday, June 27 in Chelsea, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society celebrated its inaugural East Coast art show “Waves of Change”.  As the gallery doors opened, the crowd quickly grew to view works donated by over 30 artists from around the world focused mostly on ocean and animal themes.  From whimsical to thought provoking, artwork ranged from paper-cutting and mobiles to wood paintings and photography. Highlights of this one evening benefit included a silent and live art auction, Sea Shepherd merchandise sales, and music performed by the Emotional Wrecks. All proceeds from the event support their ocean conservation initiatives.

Talking with David Michel - NY Chapter member and Cove Guardian
Talking with David Michel – NY Chapter member and Cove Guardian
Squid Mobile by Sam Ita
Squid Mobile by Sam Ita
Gallery crowd with Catophony by Mandad
Gallery crowd with Catophony by Mandad

Sea Shepherd members Susan Hartland and Ethan Wolf, inspired by successful art shows the West Coast chapter had previously organized, started planning this event several months earlier. They enthusiastically spoke about the organization’s activities, explaining that chapters around the world, from the US to Europe to Australia, work together to safeguard the biodiversity of our ocean ecosystems.  Most recently the organization’s work to expose the slaughter of dolphins in Japan laid groundwork for the film “The Cove”, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary, and Best Film Awards at both Sundance and Seattle film festivals.

Ocean Decay by Georgie Dicks
Ocean Decay by Georgie Dicks
Ethan Wolf and Susan Hartland - Sea Shepherd members and Benefit organizers
Ethan Wolf and Susan Hartland – Sea Shepherd members and Benefit organizers
Emotional Wrecks rock the benefit
Emotional Wrecks rock the benefit

The evening’s excitement not only showcased artwork with unique viewpoints but also generated an eco-conscious outreach from the NYC art scene. Sponsors for the benefit included Riedel Wine Glass Company, Chickpea & Olive, Blue Point Brewing Company,
Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages, Perelandra Natural Food Center, Hasted Kraeutler  Gallery, among many others.

Several detailed images of artwork can be seen at http://www.seashepherd.org/waves-ofchange.html

For more details about SSCS: www.seashepherd.org

NY chapter information, email at :  nyc@seashepherd.org

Andrea Kroenig, feature writer  

www.ank-art.com

Cat Dwyer, photographer
www.catseyepix.com 

Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

www.hastedkraeutler.com

 

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