Washed Ashore Project Coming To Brevard Zoo Nov. 8, Features Artistic Marine Debris

By  //  October 18, 2015

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NOVEMBER 8, 2015 - MAY 8, 2016

ABOVE VIDEO: Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Meet Chompers, a 10-foot shark, and Octavia, a 9-foot octopus, and then watch as a giant anemone reef comes to life.

These are just three of the 10 larger-than-life, handcrafted art sculptures coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016.

Washed Ashore Project features astonishing art installations made exclusively from marine debris that will open your eyes and leave you with a lasting impression.

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris.

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. (WashedAshore.org)

Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

In 2008, Pozzi founded Artula Retreat and Residency Program and Arts Institute, which evolved in 2010 into the 501(c)3 non-profit Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education.

“What a great and unique project to bring awareness to keeping our oceans and beaches clean,” said Creative Cans In the Sands Founder Bobby Freeman.

ABOVE VIDEO: Inspired by a desire to project the Space Coast beaches as among the best in the world, and also assist local good causes, Brevard natives Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki have combined elements of their avocation and their profession to form the non-profit organization “Creative Cans In The Sand.”

Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded Washed Ashore Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

Community members of all ages worked together to clean up beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of sea life most affected by plastic pollution.

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They’ve worked together to collect more than 12 tons of marine debris in just four years and have created more than 45 sculptures.

The spectacular Washed Ashore Project exhibit aligns perfectly with the Zoo’s mission of ‘Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation.’

City of Cocoa Beach, Artist Guy Harvey Support ‘Creative Cans In The Sand’

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The “Creative Cans In the Sand” initiative got a big boost when world famous marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey shared the idea with his Facebook followers, and his post was shared more than 2,300 times and liked more than 11,000 times – and growing. Among the comments are “Best post ever” and “Great thing you did there! Every beach needs prominent trash cans.” (Guy Harvey image)

WASHED ASHORE PROJECT DEDICATED TO PROTECTING OUR WATERWAYS, PROVIDES COMMUNITY EDUCATION 

We are dedicated to protecting our waterways by supporting numerous conservation projects that work to clean up those waterways, assure they stay clean and ensure no harm comes to wildlife.

This project provides yet another avenue to educate the community about a major environmental crisis in both an artistic and incredibly impactful way.

Washed Ashore Project will be located off the Zoo’s dinosaur trail in Wild Florida and the temporary exhibit is included with Zoo admission.

Four sculptures will be featured at SeaWorld Parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio as part of SeaWorld’s 50th Anniversary “Sea of Surprises.”

The experience not only includes a chance to see these 10 beautiful art installations, but also showcases what happens to debris that doesn’t get recycled or that doesn’t make it to the landfills.

You’ll learn all about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and how every action counts to help save our seas.

Just as it’s always been said ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’

In the case of Washed Ashore Project, it is a treasure that is worth its weight in gold and carries a message that will not soon be forgotten.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact Chris Stagman at cstagman@brevardzoo.org or call 321-254-9453, ext. 485.

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016. (WashedAshore.org)

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016. (WashedAshore.org)

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016. (WashedAshore.org)

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016. (WashedAshore.org)

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Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species. The Washed Ashore Project is coming to Brevard Zoo beginning Nov. 8 through May 2016. (WashedAshore.org)


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