Anchorage Museum hosts mural project with ocean muralist Wyland
June 24, 2005
WHO: Ocean muralist Wyland
WHAT: Community mural project and ocean conservation education
WHERE: Anchorage Museum of History and Art
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26
The Wyland Foundation is an organization founded in 1993 by ocean muralist Wyland to promote and protect ocean resources through life-size public art. Wyland is the creator of the popular whale mural in downtown Anchorage on the side of the JC Penney building on Fifth Ave. That mural is one of 84 whaling walls in 68 cities around the world. The Museum joins the Wyland Foundation on Sunday, June 26 from noon to 3 p.m. for an afternoon of ocean conservation awareness and mural making. The Wyland Foundation and other conservation organizations will present activities including water quality testing and film screening. Costumed marine characters will be on hand for kids of all ages. A conservation-themed mural-making activity begins at noon following a brief art lesson from Wyland. Upon completion, this community art project will be on exhibit at the Museum. The afternoon's events are included with Museum admission. Also on June 26, Anchorage Parks and Recreation will host a clean-up activity at Westchester Lagoon from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will meet at the Trailwatch Building off 15th Ave. and U St. For more information on any of the day's events, call (907) 343-4326.