Every year, December marks the season for North Atlantic Right Whales to come home to Georgia's waters to calve their newborns. Over the last four months, North Atlantic Right Whales have faced the largest die off event in recorded history. Seventeen whales have surfaced dead in the northern end of their migratory area. This is a huge impact on a population of less than 450, making them the most endangered large marine mammal on the planet.
On February 9th, local and international artists will come together to share the message of life and death in the anthropocene. Artists will explore any interpretation they have for the beauty of the North Atlantic Right Whale, and or their dire struggle to survive.
Funds raised from this auction will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The center has developed an education program to launch in 2018. This is an important part of how we can connect our local communities to our local whales.
"Lines & Strikes" will be open to the public on Friday, February 9th from 12 - 9PM, with a reception from 6 - 9PM, and on Saturday, February 10th from noon - 5PM.