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Avant Gallery and Shark Savers Present:
Art for Sharks Sake
An art, film and ocean awareness gala event
Shark Savers and Avant Gallery are pleased to present Art for Sharks Sake, a breakthrough collaboration event for art, science and ocean awareness.
Join us on January 24th at Avant Gallery in Miami’s South Beach to raise awareness and funds for Shark Savers’ conservation efforts.
The evening will feature the work of artist Kevin McHugh, a conservationist renowned for his opulent shark and sailfish sculptures, who is hoping to change the way people perceive trophy fish. Kevin’s artwork celebrates the beauty of sharks and sailfish while bringing attention to their dwindling populations.
A third of all shark species are threatened or near threatened with extinction with some shark populations depleted by as much as 90-99%. Shark conservation is vital to maintaining healthy reef and ocean ecosystems. Florida tourism, local dive and travel commerce all depend on maintaining this vital component of marine biodiversity. Shark Savers’ programs help shark populations at risk around the world.
The evening will include cocktails as well as activities with special sponsors and appearances by shark biologists, conservationists and celebrities.
Join us to celebrate the sharks!
When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Avant Gallery, 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Donations requested at the door with a portion of proceeds to benefit Shark Savers.
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To learn more about Shark Savers, visit www.sharksavers.org.
More information on Kevin's art and his commitment to the environment can be found at: www.mchughnyc.com.
When & Where
We started Shark Savers to save the sharks.
As divers, lovers of the environment, and admirers of the ocean, we have personally witnessed the devastation of everything we hold sacred – including our precious sharks. But when we wanted to do something we realized that at that time it wasn’t as easy as it should be. Learning about sharks, educating others, developing tools to build awareness and choosing the right things to focus on in order to make a difference were all cumbersome and challenging. And there was no globalized movement that the average citizen could join. We thought there should be. And thus, Shark Savers was born. We are working to:
Shark Savers educates the public about the dangers associated with the shark fin trade and shark fin consumption: unsustainable overfishing, illegal shark finning, and other health hazards associated with shark fin soup. Our “I’m FINished with Fins” campaign is a media campaign that for Asian communities designed to change people's eating habits and reduce the demand for shark fins.
Shark Savers works with nations around the world to create bans on the shark fin trade, pushes for international protections for sharks, and provides the tools to create and protect Shark and Manta Sanctuaries where these animals still thrive.
Shark Savers team members give educational presentations in communities around the world, attend highly-visible events throughout the year and build partnerships that capitalize on the media attention sharks are getting to raise awareness about threats to sharks. Shark Savers is dedicated to spreading scientifically sound information from leading scientists on the truth about sharks to counter the media's negative and often factually incorrect portrayal of sharks.