We are so excited to be bringing the Current Collections sculpture and community engagement project to Atlanta!
Current Collections is a nationally and internationally recognized experiential, environmentally themed public artwork created by three Atlanta-based sculptors, Mike Wsol, Dena Light, and Amandine Drouet, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and prominent oceanographer, Dr. Frank Muller-Karger. Current Collections recently debuted in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Atlanta, a city surrounded by rivers and streams, is an ideal location to create a conversation around the impact of urban trash on our waterways and to inspire positive behavior changes for sustainability, recycling and proper waste disposal.
American artists and Georgia State University art students exhibit environmental and social themed work at Georgia State University gallery. Curated by Mike Wsol.
March – June 2015:
Current Collections participates in Atlanta Science Festival and Earth Day in Atlanta with an“aquatic litter” installation. Artists engaged over a hundred Atlanta youth who up cycled plastic into an array of creative elements. Elements were added to reclaimed shrimp netting from the Gulf Coast and monofilament fishing line reclaimed from Tampa Bay.
May 1 – June 22, 2015:
Centennial Olympic Park
Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta will be engaging youth during field trips and summer camps.
Approximately 30,000 Georgia students will engage in litter prevention & aquatic health curriculum under the sculpture.
A panel discussion on social actions that can positively affect the health of southern aquifers, waterways and the ocean will be held, date TBD.