February 6, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In 2008, two sailors drifted across the north Pacific to Hawaii on a raft named Junk, made from 15,000 plastic bottles tied in old fishing nets stuffed under a Cessna 310 Aircraft. The 88-day, 2,600-mile voyage was designed to build a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. This adventure has been captured in the book Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution. Author Marcus Eriksen will share how a grassroots movement developed into massive global coalitions demanding better waste management and corporate responsibility to make smarter products and packaging. Eriksen will also be on a panel about the future of plastics to complement the upcoming exhibit, The Plasticene, opening at the Art Students League of Denver in January. The exhibit explores the full extent of our relationship with plastic as contemporary artists work with materials you may or may not realize are plastic, from acrylic to silicone to Tyvek to yoga pants. For more information about the panel and exhibit, visit www.asld.org. Book sale and signing to follow.
All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.