Kelp Art + Awareness

Kelp Art + Awareness

Kelp + Eelgrass

Kelp + Eelgrass

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Kelp Art + Awareness Event

  • Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This event features the release of a limited edition kelp beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company; unveiling of a unique kelp inspired art exhibit; highlight several products made utilizing kelp; and feature a presentation by CCE Marine Program experts on the feasibility of establishing a kelp aquaculture industry here on Long Island! 

Why focus on kelp?

CCE is currently working on a project to test the feasibility of growing kelp in the Peconic Estuary. This work could lead to an entirely new industry that produces a sustainable commodity, while cleaning our local waters. Kelp and kelp derived products can be used in a variety of different industries, such as culinary, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and agricultural. 

I'm an artist, how can I get involved?

We invite you to make kelp your muse and participate in a unique art installation that will be on view at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's Peconic Location starting January 12, 2018. All artists will be provided 3 grain sacks, recycled from GHBC’s brewing operation, with the challenge of transforming them into blades of kelp that will be hung from the rafters of the tasting room. To participate, visit the Peconic Tasting Room and pick up your registration packet. Completed artwork must be submitted by January 7th.   

Forms:

Artist Entry Form           Call For Artwork
       

Save the Date Flyer

Learn More

http://ccesuffolk.org/marine/habitat/kelp-aquaculture-feasibility-study

Contact

Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
kp237@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 329

Location

Greenport Harbor Brewery and Restaurant
42155 Main Rd.
Peconic, NY 11958