New Clinton Center Exhibit Displays Beach Trash Turned Into Art
If you've been to the beach and seen trash left behind in the sand or even caught in the waves, you may have seen part of the Clinton Center's newest exhibit already.
"Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea" is a family-friendly exhibit that features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures – made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This exhibit is designed to illustrate the toll trash takes on oceans and waterways and opens to the public on Saturday, April 27.
The marine life sculptures are accompanied by information about various species, environmental stewardship, responsible consumer habits and how “every action counts” to help save our waterways.
The exhibit will be primarily displayed inside two of the Clinton Center’s galleries. Visitors will see Eli the Eel, walk through the Reef at Risk, and be able to play the Styrofoam Drum Set.
A second phase featuring additional sculptures will open in June, when Priscilla the Parrot Fish, a 16-foot-long, 1,500-pound brightly-colored sculpture will greet visitors from the water fountains located outside the front doors.
Regular admission applies to view the exhibit: $10 for adults and $6 for students ages 6-17. For more information on the Clinton Center, visit the website.