Chasing Coral, Hypnotic Movements Artist Supports Global Reef Crisis
Local artist, Cheryl Ehlers will collaborate with The Ocean Agency and Exposure Film Labs presenting an evening filled with coral and ocean themed art along with. a viewing of the film, Chasing Coral, at the upcoming Art Night Encinitas.
Exposure Film Labs creates films and brings campaigns that change the world. Their worldwide film work is comprehensive and educational. "The introduction of art is a wonderful medium to peek public interest, and we are all excited about this opportunity ", stated Exposure Film Labs.
The Ocean Agency aims to be different. "There are more than enough ocean science and conservation organizations out there... there just isn't enough support and investment for the critical work they do. Instead their mission is to be a catalyst for ocean conservation, using the powerful combination of new technology, media, and above all creativity to help support ocean conservation as a whole. "We are honored to provide support to Cheryl Ehlers, who is so dedicated to our cause. It is individuals like herself that make a difference", stated The Ocean Agency.
Ehlers is a published artist whose artworks are bold, colorful, and expressionist, filled with emotion and movement. Motivated by watching the video, Chasing Coral, she began a one and half year journey of painting in support of the crisis. "At first, I was merely fascinated by the rainbow colors of coral reefs, and how they re-develop. It took my breath away, and then the reality sunk in, and was taken over by sadness as I watched coral dying. With these thoughts in my mind, the paintings took on a life of their own, and are filled with animals, creatures, and colors of coral and sea. You need to look deep inside the art to seek what is not seen at first glance, much like reef life. I found hope for the future of coral". Visit http://cherylehlersart.blogspot.com/
Presently, Ehlers is the Art Program Assistant for the City of Encinitas, and curates three galleries, in addition to curating for Jazzercise, Inc., Carlsbad. She has painted for the United Nations, Paris, FR.; Gator on the Bay, LA.; TICA, internationally;
Come celebrate the city's diverse arts scene with refreshments and live contemporary and classical music by Craig Devine Guitar School and his students and not yet named local musicians. Also, enter a free opportunity drawing to win a painting by Cheryl, and meet with the other gallery artists, Barbara Murray and Armida Flores whom will have art on display
Location: Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA, 760-519-1551, https://encinitasca.gov/
Art Night Encinitas is held bi-monthly, on Saturday nights from 6-9pm. June 1, August 3, October 5 and November 23, it will showcase three of the City galleries, along with local organizations and business. Free to the public. Cherylehlersart.com.
Cheryl Ehlers Art