2008 Olympics Artist Wyland Announces Grand Finale Mural

2008 Olympics Artist Wyland Announces Grand Finale for Epic “Whaling Wall” Project. Mile-long mural in Beijing this summer with thousands of children will celebrate the “Green Olympics

Marine life artist and conservation advocate Wyland, who first began his quest to paint 100 gigantic marine life murals 27 years ago, will announce the final mural in the project – a mile long “clean water” themed mural in Beijing with thousands of children from around the world to celebrate the Green Olympics.

The announcement will take place on Wednesday July 2, 2008 / 11:00 a.m. Hawaiian Time – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and can be watched via a LIVE video stream right here on 808Talk. The stream will be viewable on this current page as well as at our LIVE broadcast site – http://live.808talk.tv.

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Who Is Wyland?

Laguna Beach artist Wyland, 51, has painted murals in more than 75 cities in fourteen countries that are seen by a billion people each year. The artist, who recently completed murals in American Samoa, England, and Brazil, is an official artist of United States Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games, with a special focus on the environment, and was the keynote speaker on the subject of Water at the 2008 United Nations Environment Program International Children’s Conference, June 15-20, in Stavanger, Norway. His underwater photography is being displayed this summer in the Smithsonian Institution.

Wyland’s efforts for conservation awareness have been recognized by the United Nations, Sierra Club, Rotary International, Riverkeeper Alliance, and Surfrider Foundation. He is the creator of the Whale Tail license plate for the state of California, which has raised millions in grant money for coastal cleanups and education.

His Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.


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