WHAT: The 2010 Wyland Living Green Fair
The 2010 Wyland Living Green Fair (http://www.livinggreenfair.com/) — featuring the art, mission and appearances by globally renowned marine life artist and conservationist Wyland (http://www.wyland.com/) — is a free and open-to-the-public interactive community experience that brings together art and music, community involvement, and awareness to teach individuals, families and businesses how easily they can go green in just a few simple steps, do better for the Earth and live a higher quality of lifestyle. Done in an entertaining way, activities will engage fair goers of all ages through an array of interactive experiences, product showcases, unique exhibitions, stage performances, cooking demos and organic food tastings, displays of eco-friendly hybrid cars, previews of organic fashions, a kids eco-zone, the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center, Wyland’s Extreme Water Maze, Wyland’s interactive mural painting with children, movies live entertainment, concert performances by Disney Channel and Radio Disney teen stars, and a host of other activities. A portion of proceeds benefit the Wyland Foundation (http://www.wylandfoundation.org/).
Wyland — who was hailed a “Marine Michelangelo” by USA Today and is a leading international advocate for marine resource conservation — is lending his name and commitment to this year’s fair as the City of Boca Raton that serves as host to the fair, lends the green space in Downtown Boca.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, 2010; Events and programs take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Mizner Park and throughout Downtown Boca
HOW MUCH: Admission is Free and Open-to-the-Public
CONTACT: Visit www.livinggreenfair.com, join twitter/green_fair, check us out on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/greenfairbeach, contact us at [email protected] or call 561-241-7309.
WHO: Marine Life Artist and Conservationist Wyland
Marine Life Artist Wyland (www.wyland.com) has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences, and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, he has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than 25 years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe.
The artist’s efforts, moreover, have been recognized by the United Nations, Sierra Club, the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is listed among its Diving Hall of Fame, and private and public institutions throughout the world. Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, the Guinness Book of World Records, and many other national and international publications, the multi-faceted artist has even hosted several series for television, including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network. In spring 2010, the United Nations unveiled a commemorative stamp issue of Wyland artwork to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO’S Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Today, Wyland is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries. For more information, e-mail Steve Creech at [email protected] or call (949)-973-7070.
About the Wyland Foundation:
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the nonprofit Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. It has supported numerous conservation programs since its inception as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1993, including marine artist Wyland’s monumental Whaling Wall mural project — an epic series of one hundred life size marine life murals that spans twelve countries on four continents, and is viewed by an estimated 1 billion people every year. The Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students about our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands. For more information, visit http://www.wylandfoundation.org/.