Reef Week - San Pedro, Belize. May 2013

posted Jun 21, 2013, 4:23 PM by Jacqui Stanley   [ updated Jun 22, 2013, 5:00 AM ]
The beginning of May saw me back in my studio in the garage! This time I was creating a template for Reef Week in Belize. Dr. Rachel Graham, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Shark and Ray project invited me to come to Belize to lead a community art project to create awareness about the marine environment, in particular the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Rachel sent me photos of all the marine life they wanted included in the template. I created a compilation of the four ecosystems that make up the Hol Chan Marine Reserve - mangroves, turtle grass, coral reef and deep ocean.
My huge template painting (6' x 12' see below) was completed just in time. In addition I had to bring paints, brushes and canvases with me to Belize!  The painting fitted nicely into a fishing rod tube and all the art supplies arrived safe and sound in San Pedro.
We set up the activity on Central Square. Despite monsoon rains, sand and wind, the community all arrived and school children shared paint with their parents and the local community. It really was an inclusive event and they produced a wonderful piece of art that had, as its artists, 162 stewards of their marine environment.
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Jacqui Stanley,
Jun 21, 2013, 4:23 PM
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Jacqui Stanley,
Jun 21, 2013, 4:23 PM
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