Young artist and muralist Aria Luna is lending her art to help raise funds for the March for the Ocean on June 9, 2018. Part of World Oceans Day weekend, thousands are expected to attend the March for the Ocean in Washington, DC, and marches and events across the country and in at least 23 countries.
Aria Luna is donating all profits from the sales of greeting cards, posters, and a special Limited M4O Edition autographed poster of her “Dragón del Mar (Sea Dragon)” watercolor painting that’s part of her upcoming mural exhibit about the ocean’s creatures battling a plastic monster.
Her items are now available for sale on March for the Ocean’s web site at https://marchfortheocean.org/shop/.
- 5 x 7 Sea Dragon note cards (set of 10)
- 18 x 24 Sea Dragon poster
- 18 x 24 Limited M40 Edition Sea Dragon fine art poster
The Limited M4O Edition posters are hand-signed and numbered by Aria Luna; only 100 copies are being produced. All items are printed on FSC-certified recycled paper stock by GreenerPrinter.com, a California-based sustainable printing house.
“I hope my art will inspire people to stop littering for good and join wonderful organizations to help the environment and planet Earth,” says Aria Luna. “I thought that it would be more intriguing to make the mural fantastical, so it wouldn’t just be all real-life… sometimes you just gotta put imagination and creativity into your creation, [and] that’s why I did the Sea Dragon.”
The seven-year-old artist joins more than 160 partner organizations and everyone from scientists and surfers, filmmakers and fishermen, deep-sea explorers and environmentalists, to major aquariums and small businesses, parents, students, teachers and citizen activists, to deliver a strong message to government and industry: our ocean is not for sale.
“These gift cards and posters are a celebration of youth, art and the everlasting sea,” says David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier Campaign and Chair of the March for the Ocean Steering Committee. “In sharing them you not only help build the March for the Ocean, but the next wave of resistance to offshore oil, plastic pollution and climate disruption.
Helvarg adds: “We need to balance the wonder and the warning. Art is a way to balance that towards hope.”
Aria Luna’s Sea Dragon cards and posters can be purchased via the March for the Ocean’s web site or directly through the publisher, LUCITÀ Publishing. All net proceeds go to support March for the Ocean.
ABOUT MARCH FOR THE OCEAN
M4O is a nonpartisan movement raising awareness of ocean issues affecting human health and the environment. March for the Ocean believes every community has the power to protect local waterways, lakes and rivers that lead to the ocean. Action plans include a flotilla of boats and kayaks on the Anacostia River, interactive exhibits on the mall, including a 91-foot blue whale, and a national march to take place in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2018. Sister cities’ marches across America include Boulder, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Cairo, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Honolulu, Hawaii and marches and events are planned in 23 countries.
The Ocean is Rising and So Are We!
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ABOUT ARIA LUNA
Young artist Aria Luna is one of the world’s youngest muralists and a changemaker who leverages the power of her art to raise public awareness and support for issues impacting local and global communities. Currently at work on a modular mural highlighting the plight of the oceans, she has previously created the “Dragon Storm” mural, an eight-by-nine-foot installation launched at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, which helped raise funds for Latino communities impacted by the October 2017 fires in Santa Rosa, California.
Aria Luna’s web site is www.arialuna.com. Follow her on Instagram.
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