Talk about cool. Wyland is partnering with the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in gorgeous Orange County, California to create the ultimate "eco-artist experience." Set to launch this summer, guests of all ages are offered the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonders of the sea through film, art appreciation, and hands-on artistic activities such as sculpting, drawing, and more.
The Ritz has this really unique program called the "Eco-Adventure Center," where families can engage in all sorts of awesome environmental adventures such as whale watching, sea hikes, paddle boarding, garden tours which focus on sustainability, and the like. And so for them to partner with Wyland in order to incorporate art into this program, it's an ocean-and-nature lover's dream come true. Some lucky folks are surely going to have an experience of a lifetime.
We chose Wyland's art for our glass bottles and drinkware for a number of reasons-- his incredible artistry, his compelling ocean imagery, his striking use of color, and his dedication to protecting our seas via the Wyland Foundation. And furthermore, Wyland has a very unique way of bringing his artistic talent and his creative ocean vision together through activity, action, and adventure.
We love hearing about him doing projects such as the Eco-Artist Experience because combining the arts and love for the ocean makes eco-awareness all the more compelling for folks worldwide. In other words, when you make the ocean an art-form unto itself, more people understand its importance on a powerful level.
As stewards of the environment, we all have to work together to protect the earth and in order to do that, we have to call attention to the sheer beauty of the sea. Art does just that! It catches the eyes, hearts, and minds of people of all ages. Combining art and the ocean through hands-on experience...doesn't get much better than this!