Shark Angels are always looking for innovative ways to infect pop culture with sharks! So we were thrilled to partner with PangeaSeed - who we first worked with in Kessenuma, Japan.
In the spirit of ocean conservation, the international non-profit shark and ocean conservation organization, PangeaSeed, in collaboration with the international non-profit shark conservancy group, Shark Angels, was pleased to host an encore presentation of PangeaSeed’s The Great West Coast Migration – Art Benefit for Sharks & Oceans. The pioneering art and film festival incorporating the works of over 100 artists and 25 filmmakers spent the summer of 2012 traveling through 6 major West Coast cities.
This unique two-day educational awareness and fundraising event was tailored to address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world’s oceans, the rapid mass depletion of sharks. The entire event was geared towards celebrating sharks through film, music, media and art.
Who would of thought we could pull together an art show in less than two weeks in the middle of December with our very good friends PangeaSeed? Pangea seed is a grassroots organization based in Tokyo Japan dedicated to educating and raising international awareness on the plight of sharks and the destruction of their habitat. With two weeks to get this event in gear, we had to find a gallery, some artists and hard working volunteers! With the shark gods on our side we did just that...our collaboration had started.
Our event took place on December 14 starting with a Fin-tastic opening night.Our Shark Angel volunteers with their balletic movement in sync, adorned in their wings, greeting our guests with brilliant smiles and enthusiasm. Beer and Wine flowing , music paying and our very own shark cherub/angel Sam MC ing the raffle, with donated prints from Michael Muller, a fossilized Megaladon tooth, shirts hats and earrings from Neptunic, and amazing prints from Pangea Seed! Has Christmas come early this year?! What an amazing opening night people stated over and over!
Our second day of our event was geared to our education campaigns. We held a childrens film festival, question and answer portion led by our fabulously animated Julie Andersen, and ended with story time. A deliciously stunning book written by the talented Kimberly and Michael Muller. For more information on how to order the book please click on link here.
After our childrens event we went full throttle into our adult reception/film festival with marvelous animation short films by Rhys Cooper and Jim Phillips. All in all the event was a success we met interesting people, networked with some incredibly talented artists and most importantly, raised awareness for our sharks and their oceans.
“We were thrilled to be bring this important message to Southern California. We aim to innovatively open the eyes, minds and hearts of the general public while making conservation contagiously fun,” says Julie Andersen, founder of Shark Angels.
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