Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang present "Finding Meaning in the Mess"

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Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang:  "Finding Meaning in the Mess"

Tuesday  September 24th:

Time: Reception 6-6:50 pm

Presentation: 7pm

Location: Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA

$5 Suggested Donation goes toward Student Research Grants

Finding Meaning in the Mess: Since 1999 Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang have collected more than two tons of plastic trash from 1000 yards of Kehoe Beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore. For Finding Meaning in the Mess, their exhibit at the Bay Model,they have transformed this debris into engaging works of art that raise awareness of the sheer variety and ubiquity of plastic pollution and its impact in delicate marine ecosystems. With their power point presentation they will educate and entertain with stories about some the common and rare items they have found and how each colorful piece says something about the thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture. They keep a blog to track their adventures, to document what they are finding and to record how this one beach has become a pinpoint describing the whole world.

Biography: Since 1999, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, as a collaborative team, have gathered plastic pollution from Kehoe Beach, a remote stretch of the Point Reyes National Seashore, carrying the plastic away by the bagful. They combine their love of nature with their interest in science to produce an ongoing series of art works about the oceans and the environment. Their project, One Beach Plastic, has been included in some 40 exhibitions including shows at the SFMOMA Artist Windows, Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, the Cummings Gallery at Stanford University, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and the University of San Francisco.



Be Sure to join us in the Lobby from 6 pm – 6:50 pm for a Reception, prior to their presentation, with Ocean Plastics artists Judith Selby and Richard Lang for their beautiful and sobering Beach Plastic artworks show Finding Meaning in the Mess!


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  • Sailor D.

    Excellent info, nicely presented.

    October 10, 2013

  • David McGuire, Shark S.

    We will be there Tuesday- there is a very cool sculpture at America's Cup Village by the Langs.
    Also- there is room on our Sharktober wildlife excursion September 29- last weekend there were 12 humpbacks, a Laysan Albatross, Blue footed Boobie and a white shark spotted near the island!

    September 20, 2013

  • Lynette R. K.

    Hello everyone. Please note change of speaker for this month. Michael Stocker must be out of town and will be speaking in November. This will be a fabulous reception and presentation.
    Look forward to seeing you there!

    1 · September 2, 2013

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