Time: 5 - 6 pm Presentation
6:30pm: Opening event Following observe the exhibition
RSVP Necessary for this special event. RSVP to: acs.sfbay@gmail .com
Please join SF Bay American Cetacean Society for a special presentation by Proyecto Ballena Gris Friday June 7th. We are proud to be partnering with this important organization. The focus of this presentation will be to present a deeper view about the context, goals, and activities included in their general project (not only the exhibition), and to invite attendants to support and follow this initiative. The presentation will be lead by Alejandro Boneta, Eunice Calderon, Marco Sánchez(respectively documentarist, coordinator, director) who are the three minds behind the project’s conception.
In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico In San Francisco, this special traveling exhibit makes its only U.S. stop at the San Francisco Zoo, open to the public June 8, in the Pachyderm Building . A bi-lingual, multi-media show,Travesia explores the amazing migratory world of gray whales, from the Arctic seas to the Mexican lagoons of Baja. Interpretive works from eight contemporary Mexican artists encourage reflection on the relationship between humans and nature. Models of a gray whale's head and tail encourage discussion of the life cycle of the gray whale. Illustrative panels explore the significance of gray whales in the bio-diverse Northeastern Pacific region. Come learn about this conservation success story, made possible by the dedication and cooperation of Canada , the United States and Mexico .
Starting in 2011 and ending in 2013, this initiative was born in Mexico and adds strength to the U.S. and Canada , contributes to the conservation of gray whales, spread the natural beauty and the importance of their habitats, promote domestic and international tourism in their sanctuaries and support communities that share their home with them. The project began with the creation of the exhibition of contemporary art and technology "Journey", which takes one into the lives of gray whales and their sanctuaries across the languages of contemporary art and popular science. This exhibition was presented in 2012 at the State Arts Center in Ensenada, Mexico, then presented at the Science World in Vancouver between February and April 2013, and now will be in the San Francisco Zoo, California. The final phase of the roaming "Journey", will be the Black Warrior community in Baja California Sur, where staying permanently in the Eco-museum, whose construction is driven by their project in collaboration with the local population and various government agencies. With these actions we want to share the dream that every day more aware of the richness that surrounds this wonderful species that belongs to us all.
PROYECTO BALLENA GRIS: http://www.proyectoballenagris.com
The Farallones marine sanctuary will have an exhibit within this exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo! It will include the Entanglement Hotline: (1-877-SOS-WHAL)