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Plastic Free July with Marine Debris Artist Sarah Thornington
July 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
A Year of Plastic project was started after photographer/marine debris artist Sarah Thornington realized the sheer quantity of plastic marine debris she was picking up on a regular basis from Cape Cod beaches. She spent a year doing a beach clean-up every single day, counting and documenting the plastic debris she found, as well as posting daily on her Instagram account, @AYearofPlastic. To keep awareness on the plastic debris problem, Sarah creates art, photographs and displays with some of the 21,000 objects she found during that time, always adding to her art supplies through new clean ups. She’s had four shows of this work, her last at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, where she’s already been invited back for next year.
Sarah’s Plastic Free July program shares a little of her project including some of her quirky and interesting finds; tips to reduce plastic use; some of her art, along with ideas for art projects and other ways you can use plastic you have at home (or have found during a clean-up).