The Mirror of Armila

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I was honored to be invited by Carl Safina to write for his National Geographic’s NewsWatch page, published here, about my experiences in Armila, Panama with the beautiful Guna women artists there.  Here is my original text: THE MIRROR OF ARMILA, Pam Longobardi 6/17/14 There are no mirrors in Armila.  As a culture, the Guna are less [...]

Plastic Free Island – in ACTION!~

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  Our newest film teaser for PLASTIC FREE ISLAND documentary film coming in Fall 2014: Plastic Free Island in ACTION~!! A time-lapse capsule of the 2 week action on Kefalonia:  the Plastic Free Island core team, its friends, sponsors, outreach coordinators and hundreds of engaged citizens with 10s of thousands of pieces of plastic removed [...]

Meeting aboard GREENPEACE Rainbow Warrior!!~

Pam Longobardi and Dianna Cohen, Plastic Pollution Coalition CEO, meet with Dimitris Ibramim, Defense Coordinator GREENPEACE Greece in Argostoli Port, Kefalomnia

The universe works in mysterious ways:  GREENPEACE Rainbow Warrior III sails, purely by wind power using no petroleum, into Argostoli port on Kefalonia the day of our opening at the Ionion Center.  GREENPEACE Greece Defense Coordinator Dimitris Ibrahim issues Drifters Project Founder Pam Longobardi and Plastic Pollution Coalition CEO Dianna Cohen a special invitation to [...]

Plastic Free Island Kefalonia PRESS + MEDIA!~

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Ionian Press, July 13 “The Plastic Free Island in Argostoli Square in a Lovely Manifestation” Ionian Channel TV, July 9 (aired) ‘Program: Plastic Free Island’ InKefalonia, July 8 (featured article with photos/videos) efimerida Kefalonia July 8 ”No Straws for Koutavos” Kefalonia Press, July 13  ‘REPORT “KEFALONIA-MODEL:  PLASTIC FREE ISLAND”’ Kefalonia News, July 19 ‘Plastic Free Island, an innovative program that brings Kefalonia on the world [...]

Drifters Project Kefalonia / PLASTIC FREE ISLAND

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About In 2014, we want to help Kefalonia become a Plastic Free Island. Plastic objects are the cultural archaeology of our time. They are a portrait of global late-capitalist consumer society, mirroring our desires, wishes, hubris and ingenuity. These are objects with unintended consequences. In an ongoing collaboration with the Ionion Center for Art and [...]

Hudgens Prize Solo Exhibition~ What Once Was Lost Must Now Be Found: Chronicling Crimes Against Nature

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April 16 – June 28, 2014.  Hudgens Center for the Arts Artist Talk:  June 21, 1:00 pm  Press Release  Review on ArtsATL    

GYRE: The Plastic Ocean book

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With stunning visual impact and an astonishing array of ocean trash, internationally recognized artists create works of art for this exhibition from debris collected from beaches around the world. Plastic packaging in a throwaway culture finds its way into our ocean biosphere and then into the hands of artists. Our oceans and beaches are awash [...]

ENDLESS: New Exhibition opening at Sandler Hudson in Atlanta Nov. 1st

Event Horizon: Economies of Scale, (detail of installation), 2013, microplastic, plastic, oil, hydrocarbons, steel, gouache, acrylic, pigment on cyanotype over wood, 22" x 18" x  230"

Event Horizon: Economies of Scale, (detail of installation), 2013, microplastic, plastic, oil, hydrocarbons, steel, gouache, acrylic, pigment on cyanotype over wood, 22″ x 18″ x 230″ SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY ENDLESS by Pam Longobardi November 1- December 14, 2013 Reception: Friday, November 1, 2013 7:00-9:00pm  Artist Talk and Film Screening:  Saturday, November 23, 2:00pm Sandler Hudson [...]

GYRE Exhibition Upcoming at Anchorage Museum in Feb 2014~

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The GYRE exhibition tells a global ocean debris story through the work of more than 20 celebrated artists from around the world.  The 7,500 square-foot exhibition will include a section specific to Alaska featuring the 2013 GYRE expedition’s resulting scientific discoveries, as well as art created from the marine debris gathered on Alaska’s beaches during the [...]

National Geographic Magazine and Video Feature!

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The GYRE Expedition, a project I have been working on with the Anchorage Museum and Alaska Sea Life Center for four years, was an amazing success. National Geographic producer JJ Kelly and Josh Thomas have made a potent and beautiful film that is a Nat Geo feature video and profiled in the magazine. See the [...]