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Mar 9, 2017

The Meaning of “Lone Wrasse”

“Lone Wrasse” – it sounds like a dirty phrase – but it is OCEANA and the Mexican Institute’s new exhibition, which opens tonight at the Institute on Wilson Street.  The creative showcase subtitled as “exhibition of trashy art” plays on the trash and the specie of Wrasse fish predominant in Belizean waters.  Artists from around the country have put together pieces showing how trash is impacting the ocean.  We spoke with OCEANA’s Celeshia Guy today to find out what people need to take away from this exhibit:

 

Celeshia Guy, Field Rep., OCEANA Belize

“The exhibition that we are launching today is called Lone Wrasse; an exhibition of trashy art. It is being done in collaboration with Oceana and the Mexican Institute – the Embassy of Mexico. And we will launch today and it will last for forty five days. So, if you are interested in art; if you are interested in protecting the reef, we encourage you guys to come out and view this exhibition.”

 

Celeshia Guy

Andrea Polanco

“Lone Wrasse” – it is a play on words – talk to us about that?”

 

Celeshia Guy

“So Wrasse is a species of fish and we actually named this fish Lone Wrasse because it is made out of entirely from trash that we have collected from cleanups along the coast of Belize. And we are thinking that garbage in the ocean is exactly that, “Lone Wrasse”. So, it is exactly a play on words but also highlighting the species.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, talk to us about some of the pieces that we have here; I believe we have several artists who are exhibiting?”

 

Celeshia Guy

“Yes. So, we have artists from across the country; Corozal, Belize City, San Ignacio, Placencia. Some of those artists – we have art work in terms of painting, also art work in terms of recycled materials that they put together. We have artists like Khadija who will be having lionfish jewelry, sea glass jewelry. We also have school groups who put together pieces for this exhibition, so we have a wide variety of art work. So, we encourage you guys to come out and view the exhibition.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Ultimately what message would you like people to get from this exhibition when they come here; what would you like them to take away or anything that you would like them to practice – to do?”

 

Celeshia Guy

“So, this exhibition is being launched to commemorate Reef Week. So, Reef Week starts tomorrow and it is also Meso-American Reef Day, so it is going to be celebrated across the region tomorrow. So, it is to highlight the reef, ultimately. So, we want people to remember that our actions on the land have impacts on the reef; so putting your garbage in the proper place, recycling as much as possible and show our love for the reef because the reef provides so much for us Belizeans, as a people, so it is to ultimately to highlight that.”

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