Art For Oceanâ€™s Sake: Local Artists Join Forces To Support Marine Conservation
December 6, 7:30 â€“ 9:30 p.m.
1234 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139
Artists Phoebe Webb, Virginia Ansaldi, David Roman and Viktor Nathan-Elsaieh have teamed up to create two large conservation-themed pieces.
The pieces will be sold inch-by-inch, in support of the University of Miamiâ€™s RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program to help engage new students and members of the public in the organizationâ€™s research, education and conservation efforts. $0.35 per square inch.
Art Basel 2012 will feature a unique collaboration to celebrate global marine conservation. Artists Phoebe Webb, Virginia Ansaldi, David Roman and Viktor Nathan-Elsaieh have partnered to create two 42 inch by 15 foot abstract paintings in support of the University of Miamiâ€™s (UMâ€™s) successful R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program (RJD). The event is Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm at Chalk Lounge in South Beach, Fla. Complimentary cocktails will be served from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and free ping pong from 7:30 to 9:30.
During the event, each painting will be sold off piece by piece ($0.35 per square inch). Guests will be able to select their piece of the painting, which will be cut out and packaged for them to take home.
â€œInspiration for the event came from my grandparents, Phoebe and John Webb, who did a similar event several years ago with another artist couple,â€ said artist and RJD Laboratory Manager Ansaldi. â€œMy grandfather has passed, and my grandmother who has moved back to Miami is still painting. I am looking forward to painting with her and creating a painting like she did with my late grandfather. This time, we are supporting of RJD, which she is proud of me for being a part of, and which is doing such amazing work to save sharks and other critical marine species.â€
All of the proceeds go to the UMâ€™s RJD Program, subsidizing the cost of marine research and outreach field trips for high school students. For more information, please call 305-323-9178.