Project SIT – (Seawall Interpretive Trail)
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on May 11, 2012
Galveston, TX -- Artist Boat is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Project SIT (Seawall Interpretive Trail) on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. We are celebrating the artwork of KIPP Coastal Village and Satori School placed on 12 benches between 23rd and 29th Streets along the Seawall. Please join us on the Seawall just west of the Pleasure Pier. These benches were created through Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Residency programs at KIPP and Satori. During the residency, students learned about the principles of Ocean Literacy and Gulf of Mexico ecosystems and then created tiles to these themes. Students created hand-painted ceramic tiles interpreting the coastal heritage of Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico.
This project included 100’s of hours of science and art instruction at both campuses, dedication of 180 students and Eco-Art Educators (Devin Taylor and Lezlie Silverstein), and financial support from Reliant Energy, NRG, KIPP, Artist Boat, Satori School, Susan Jablon Mosaics, United Tile, and Susan and Robert Lynch.
For more information about Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Residency Program and Project SIT, you can contact Karla Klay at firstname.lastname@example.org or(409) 770-0722.
Artist Boat is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.