Art Exhibit: This Is Not Trash

No Es Basura (This is Not Trash)

April 17 | EarthWE Gallery | Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Join Us For a Special Evening of Wine, Cheese & Mind-Blowing Art

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About the Art: No Es Basura (This is not Trash)

For ninety days in 2012, environmentalist and educator Peter Kreitler walked the same one quarter mile stretch of Santa Monica Beach collecting flotsam and debris that floated in from the ocean or was left on the beach. Pieces of this collected trash were taken to his home where all was sorted, a portion discarded, much recycled and the rest saved, meticulously cleaned and catalogued. Peter was was struck by the fact that every object he collected originated with a useful purpose and ended up discarded in the ocean or washed up on the beach due to human thoughtlessness.

Motivated to call attention to the danger of pollution, he enlisted the help of fine arts photographer John Reif Williams to transform "trash" into art with an important message. The two have created something beautiful, yet unsettling, that serves as a reminder to each of us that "every action we take and every decision we make has an environmental consequence."

Please join us to mingle and view this amazing art at EarthWE Gallery, helping to raise awareness of the blight of ocean-bound trash and solutions to reduce its impact. RSVP Now!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

• 6:00pm – 8:00pm

• EarthWE Gallery

2525 Michigan Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90404

FREE Admission & Parking

No Es Basura Art For Sale

• Proceeds benefit Sustainable

Works, a 501(c)3 nonprofit

• Can't attend? Please donate!


• 310.458.8716

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