An exciting collection of new works by Studio artists and instructors!
Maro Lorimer – Jean Blackburn – Cory Wright – Anne Abgott
Charles Townsend – Cheryl Moody – Jay Canterbury
Joanna Coke – Lorene Erickson – Joan Schnuerch
Connie Schlee – Rusty Chinnis – James Gabbert
Stella Coultas – Joanne Taylor Brown – Cindy Fielding
START, “Solutions To Avoid Red Tide”, is a local 501(c)3 non-profit grass roots organization whose mission is to advance education and innovation that improves the quality of our coastal waters. START has been at the forefront of securing funding to support scientific research and increase public awareness about the importance of preserving our marine environment.
“Fresh & Locally Sourced” artists have agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of art sales from this exhibit to START, to help make a difference in preserving the marine environment that is so precious to us all.
One of START‘s most interesting initiatives is the Gulf Coast Oyster Recycle and Renewal Program which is creating new oyster habitat from oyster shells provided by area restaurants (including the Beach House, Sandbar and Mar Vista) to help preserve our coastal waters. That’s because oysters filter from 9 – 50 gallons of water a day removing unwanted nutrients that reduce water quality.
Learn more about START initiatives at their website, start1.org.