Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Ocean Art, in all its forms, is now being used to inspire, engage and build a conscious culture that views our world in a different light.

 

We Spotlight Ocean Authors, Ocean Filmmakers and Underwater Photographers, Artists and Musicians

We support their work in our Galleries, and by showcasing their cultural exhibits, festivals and any events that sponsor these creative Ocean Artists. Many of our Ocean Artists can be followed in the blogs that follow and most of these Authors, Artists, Photographers and Filmmakers have been part of the Blue Ocean Summit interviews.

 

Featured Art & Photo Galleries

Take a visual dive into the underwater world with these three featured Galleries (left); the first profiles the work of Big Animal photographer Amos Nachoum whom you ‘met’ at Blue Ocean Summit 2016 (BOS). The second gallery spotlights the spectacular underwater imagery of Burt Jones and Maureen Shimlock (BOS 2014) from their photo essays of Raja Ampat.  Our third gallery presents the amazing sculptural pieces of Courtney Mattison (BOS 2016). More Gallery Presentations and interviews with Ocean Artists are scheduled this year – sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss meeting these gifted change-makers.

Change the culture, change the world. Artists are central to social change.”
Artist Favianna Rodriguez

Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

I hope that you have been watching Blue Planet II, the new BBC nature series presented and narrated by legendary naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. Each, episode features visuals produced over the course of four years, during 4000 dives on 125 expeditions, in over 39...

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

2017 was a year that produced some awesome images and videos that were both inspirational and heartbreaking. Millions of viewers shared these viral ocean videos. Here is our selection of ten videos, if you know of others pass them on to us. In Richard Attenborough’s...

National Geographic’s Encounter Ocean Odyssey

National Geographic’s Encounter Ocean Odyssey

So, a buddy says “I want to show you one of the most incredible diving experiences” and you say “sure let me grab my swim suit” and he says “you don’t need one” and he takes you to Times Square. You have got to be kidding? Of course you know lots of weird stuff goes...

The Prettiest Christmas Trees are Underwater!

The Prettiest Christmas Trees are Underwater!

Are we in the Christmas spirit yet? The malls are packed, none-stop Christmas carols on the radio, and it’s snowing where I live, so it should be a guaranteed white Christmas. Since we live in the country, we have a tradition that starts during the fall when we start...

Outlaw Ocean: Slavery on the High Seas

Outlaw Ocean: Slavery on the High Seas

152 years ago on December 18, 1865, human slavery was abolished in the United States, after the most brutal war in American history. The Amendment freed millions of slaves and ended the saddest chapter in American history, however it did not end slavery. That...

Ocean Opportunity: Project Coordinator with Bow Seat

Ocean Opportunity: Project Coordinator with Bow Seat

Ocean Opportunity: Bow Seat has a job opening as Project Coordinator of their Ocean Awareness Programs. Bow Seat is a Boston-based nonprofit working to inspire the next generation of ocean caretakers through education and engagement with the arts, science and...

People Need Connection to Nature and Each Other:

People Need Connection to Nature and Each Other:

Nature-Deficit Disorder exists even in some of the most Nature-Rich places on the planet In this two-part story Heather Kuhlken shares a wonderful conversation she had with Gabriel, a new friend she met in Micronesia, where they discussed "the need for connection to...

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...

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