A collaborative project with more than 7 scientists and 7 artists working as a team, plus contributions from a growing worldwide community. It was started thanks to the efforts of San Diego Visual Arts Network and Team Leader Kira Carrillo Corser
This team is composed of artists and scientist who are concerned about the destructive changes in the oceans, including: plastic pollution, dwindling fish populations, acidification due to climate change.
Each member of the team has a strong background related to the environmental conservation, public policy, or education.
Team Leader: Kiracorser@gmail.com or cell: 510.684.4651
Names of Team Members:
* Victor Angelo - firstname.lastname@example.org (painter, sculptor)
* Lauren Carrera - email@example.com (painter, sculptor, installation) Co-Administrator of project
* Michele Kurtis Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org (glass, dance)
* Kira Carrillo Corser - email@example.com (sound, installation, video, painted photographs, Ocean Avatars)
* Sam Iacobellis - firstname.lastname@example.org (Research Specialist with Scripps)
* Marjorie Pezzoli - email@example.com (silk painting, glass, dance)
* Dale Sweetnam - firstname.lastname@example.org ((Deputy Director of Fisheries, Division of the SW Fisheries Science Center, NOAA)
*Deb Wilson Vandenburg - DWilsonv@dfg.ca.gov (Scientist, CA Fish and Game, overseeing new restrictive California fishing regulations, researcher in fish population changes)
*Caitlan B. Whalen - email@example.com (Graduate student at Scripps Institute of Oceanography; she is a scientist, sculptor on implications of climate change)
*Marcia Perry - firstname.lastname@example.org (painter, co- founder of Youth Arts Studios)
*Ellen Martin - Director of First Night Monterey is producing outreach programs, parade floats, and installations on Sea Changes.
Other advisors and/or members adding ideas and possible content or sites to our project include:
1. Sarah L. Mesnick, PhD (Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service, La Jolla * Santa Cruz * Pacific Grove swfsc.noaa.gov/ email@example.com)
2. Arts Council for Monterey County, (They have had a 2 year community art grant titled, “Mi Planeta/My Planet,” funded by the California Arts Council (Kira wrote the first plan for this project in 2010)
3. Christopher Schuck (Lauren’s husband) is currently Head of School at La Jolla Country Day in La Jolla, B.A. in philosophy. Princeton University and a Master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, he has held teaching and administrative positions at the elementary, middle, and high school level for the past 25 years, and has developed curricula at all three levels as well.
4. Glenn Pezzoli (Marjorie Pezzoli’s husband) is Manager of the Ship of Opportunity Program doing Research for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Surfer
5. "Mary Marshall" , "Steve Gould" firstname.lastname@example.org - video and still images of ocean creatures
6. Ellen Martin, Executive Director of First Night Monterey Artworks! Outreach, Mami Wata Save the Sea and the Plastic Vortex - recycled plastic creatures and structures made by Kira with community and school
7. Val Cannon - email@example.com (Scientist for NOAA, taught at Birch Aquarium)
8. Robert Bernstein Ph.D. - (working with Lauren) Scripps Institution of Oceanography
We are now dedicating our project in memory of Alyssa Pezzoli, the 19 year old daughter of two of our Sea Changes ACT Team members, Marjorie and Glenn in San Diego. In Monterey we are dedicating our work to the memory of Jud Vandevere, a major force in protective policy for sea otters, a naturalist ranger at Pt. Lobos, and educator at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Patricia Frischer is the Director for the San Diego Visual Arts Network, and has been advising our team. Our artists and scientists thank the for The DNA of Creativity Grant for seed money to start our project.