Join artist Selva Ozelli and the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum for this FREE event to celebrate Earth Day with a lecture and art show, Healing Waters 2.

“Earth Day” globally celebrated on April 22, is a day to honor the Earth that was first proposed in 1969 at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference in San Francisco. This year with a theme of “Planet vs. Plastics” a wide range of events are coordinated by in more than 193 countries, to demonstrate support for environmental protection from plastic pollution.

As a part of Earth Day Events, the Healing Waters 2 art show by Selva Ozelli will launch on April 20th at Havre de Grace Maritime Museum with a talk by the artist. The exhibition seeks to stimulate ocean science and knowledge generation to reverse the decline of the state of the ocean system and catalyze new opportunities for sustainable development of this massive marine ecosystem and deliver science-based solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda. 

We are pleased to host award winning artist Selva Ozelli, who said, “At least 14 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year, and plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris found from surface waters to deep-sea sediments. With my art show ‘Healing Waters 2 which will launch ahead of Earth Day at Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, I hope to draw attention to the fact that restoring wetlands and oceans including from plastic pollution is gathering momentum around the world. My Healing Waters 1 will be on exhibit at UNESCO OCEAN DECADE TIDES OF CHANGE WAVES OF HOPE in New York City parallel to my Healing Waters 2 art show.” 

Ms. Ozelli’s work is cataloged by the United Nations, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and the Berlin University of Art as part of the project titled Climate Summit Art and Political Event, 1972 – 2022. She has exhibited at United Nations Climate Change Conferences COP 26, 27 & 28, Auckland Climate Festival, London Climate Action Week, Florida Climate Week, New York Climate Week, the United Nations Biological Diversity, and the United Nations Oceans Decade which has endorsed three of her Ocean themed art shows:

Healing Waters 1:

Reef Dwellers 1:

Orcas & Reefs: