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ART! “Students for the Sea” – St. George’s art students support Clean Ocean Access

by Nancy Thomas

St. George’s art students partner with Clean Ocean Access for a reception to highlight their art work made with or inspired by marine debris!

Join them for a reception with the art students on Thursday, January 27 at 5pm at Clean Ocean Access, 21 John Clarke Road, in Middletown.

The artwork featured in the “Students for the Sea” art exhibition at Clean Ocean access was created over four months by twelve St. George’s students. Inspired by the mission of Clean Ocean Access, the students participated in their own trash clean-up along the roads of Second Beach. They saved pieces of trash they found to use as visual texture for parts of the large collaborative mural shown in the exhibition.

The students rolled ink onto the debris and pressed paper onto the trash to create the collaged elements for the mural. The visual arts represent an impactful platform by which to share information and inspire change. The impressive artistic works and environmental messages are part of their first “Students for the Sea” art show.

The event will be limiting capacity for safety. To do this, we ask participants to sign up for a half-hour time slot for viewing the art and interacting with the artists in the building. There will be warm beverages and refreshments located outdoors should you wish to mingle before or after your time slot. Here’s hoping for mild January weather – before the snowstorm!

Contact Merit Shalom ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

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About Clean Ocean Access:


A clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all. 


Inspire and educate the community to take action through environmentally responsible behaviors. 


Working for a Clean, Healthy Ocean that is Accessible to All. 

Program Goals

  • CLEAN: Identify, prevent and reduce marine debris and litter from the Aquidneck Island and Conanicut Island shorelines.
  • OCEAN: Create vibrant coastal ecosystems with year-round clean, healthy water.
  • ACCESS: Expand and preserve public access to the shoreline.
  • Community Engagement: Recruit leaders in our community who will take action and foster environmentally responsible behaviors
  • Data: Gather and analyze data to inform decision-making, change priorities and improve program delivery efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Education & Outreach: Provide year-round experiential environmental
    education and outreach opportunities to promote stewardship and create
    the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Marina Trash Skimmers: Advance the innovative marina trash skimmer technology for marine debris removal.
  • Circular: Develop circular economies that benefits business, society, and the environment focusing on regenerative designs to reduce consumption of finite resources.

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