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Ocean plastics inspire art exhibition in Playa del Carmen

On Tuesday morning they inaugurated the Escul-Trash exhibition, in the Centro Maya shopping center of Playa del Carmen, displaying art composed of pieces made with garbage and plastics collected on the beaches.

The artists involved, Giovanna González, Juan Manuel Kohrs, and Fernando González Cervelló, seek to expose the seriousness of sea pollution by plastics to the public. The exhibition will remain in the Centro Maya until August 30.

Delphinus and Bio Hogar are two organizations from Quintana Roo that decided to support the 2030 agenda of the UN and its 17 sustainable development goals, among which are the promotion of sustainable cities and communities (SDG11), responsible consumption (SDG12), life underwater (SDG 14) and partnerships to achieve the objectives (SDG17).

The organizations worked to generate an artistic intervention of animals and marine creatures with plastic waste materials that were collected on the beaches of Tulum and the reserve of Sian Ka’an and invited Centro Maya to be the place of exhibition.

The exhibition is part of the seventh edition of the Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean, which will conclude on Sunday, June 9 with a photography exhibition in the lobby of the City Theater of Playa del Carmen from 5 pm to 6 pm. A closing concert with a multimedia show by Esperanza Azteca Symphony Orchestra and Choir of Cancún will accompany the underwater images of renowned diver Armando Gasse, at 7:00 pm at the same location.

Participating in the opening of Escul-Trash was the biologist Graciela Saldaña Fraire, undersecretary of Environmental Policy of the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment of the state of Quintana Roo; Gerardo Hernández, administrative manager of Centro Maya; Miguel Canseco, manager of responsibility and corporate communication of Delphinus; Lorena Sánchez, project coordinator of Bio Hogar and Gerardo Nieto, director of operations of Bio Hogar.