Thursday July 1, 2021 to Monday August 1, 2022
Plastic pollution, particularly in our oceans, is one of the most pressing consumer and environmental issues that we face today. Oceans of Plastic, by Corpus Christi-based artist Shelia Rogers, is a strangely beautiful collection of approximately 35 pieces of art made from plastics acquired from beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast. As a lifelong beachcomber, Shelia Rogers noticed the ever-increasing accumulation of single-use plastics on Texas beaches she frequents. Rogers began collecting the plastic and transforming it into vibrant works of art to highlight the true impact of plastics on our wildlife and marine ecosystems.
Oceans of Plastic, on exhibit through August 1, 2022, features art constructed from everyday plastic items, such as straws, lighters, and juice bottles. Animals, especially in ocean environments, mistake brightly color plastics for food, which can cause injury or even death. Oceans of Plastic challenges each visitor to make small lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of plastics waste each of us create in order to minimize the effects of plastic pollution on our oceans and beaches.