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By: Jessica Housand-Weaver
In the heart of Port Canaveral is a gallery owned by the world’s most recognized marine life artist—Wyland Galleries. Wyland is an accomplished artist, sculptor, writer, underwater photographer, and muralist whose work is seen every year by an estimated one billion people throughout the world. Considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, his artwork can be found in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in over a hundred countries. The award-winning Wyland Galleries are located in various cities throughout the country and in many major Florida cities such as Key West, Sarasota, Lake Buena Vista, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando—and right next door to you in Port Canaveral! This awe-inspiring gallery in Port Canaveral features over twenty-five world renowned artists displaying their sculptures, jewelry, and fine art paintings as well as Wyland’s brilliant work.
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Wyland has become one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the country due to his popular public artworks and his dedication to community service projects. Wyland is a man of vision dedicated to creating a global awareness of the ocean’s majestic marine life through paintings, sculpture, public art, education, and ocean exploration. Wyland’s work focuses on all of Earth’s great beauty as well as the value of life on our blue planet. The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface and contain ninety-seven percent of the planet’s water. Because oceans make up so much of our planet, Wyland wants people to understand that healthy ocean ecosystems are vital to a healthy planet.
Wyland’s name has become associated with environmental conservation and marine ecosystem conservation. This renowned marine life artist first helped to change the way that people think about the environment in the 1980s, reminding us that we share our planet with other important creatures by painting life-sized whales on the sides of buildings. Likewise, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach since 1993. Wyland’s partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has allowed Wyland to continue to be actively engaged in teaching millions of students worldwide on how to become caring, informed stewards of Earth’s oceans, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands. He has continued to inspire a new generation throughout the world on the importance of marine life conservation through his unparalleled marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography.
Wyland’s work and his commitment to conservation often has him traveling around the world—from a photo expedition to document climate change in the Antarctic ice shelf to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a conservation mission.
This talented artist, scuba diver, educator, environmentalist, and explorer has even hosted several television programs including: “Wyland’s Ocean World” series on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network, “Wyland: A Brush With Giants”, and “Wyland’s Art Studio,” which is a series for national public television. Wyland’s mission to reach people through his marine and nature-themed artwork, inspiring people to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, has led to his affiliation with big-names like the United States Olympic Team, United Nation Environment Program, and Walt Disney Studios, among others.
In October of 2008, Wyland’s hundredth Monumental Marine Life Mural—Hands Across the Oceans— was created from a 24,000-square-foot half-mile-long series of canvas murals with student artists originating from 110 countries, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This breathtaking mural was honored by multiple prestigious organizations including the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Several years later in May 2010, the United Nations released six images by Wyland for an international stamp issue celebrating the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s 50th Anniversary.
Wyland Galleries are green galleries. They use sustainably harvested wood to make their frames and even utilize this wood as substrates for new artworks. In an effort to eliminate solid waste, the packing materials at this gallery are either 100 percent biodegradable or repeatedly recycled. They do not use polystyrene and have developed water miscible, eco-friendly, nontoxic oil paints with partner, Martin / F. Weber. They recycle all old electronic equipment to prevent e-waste, which is a substance that releases arsenic and cadmium into the environment and water systems. They use only FSC papers and soy inks when print materials are required. Their newest licensees are also all making efforts to use more environmentally friendly packaging and other contributions to environmental conservation. For example, Soleo has developed a sunscreen with virtually no impact on the environment.
Wyland is truly a unique and gifted artist. He is a leader of his craft, drawing and painting with characteristic style and employing great skill with each detail. He uses the same similar motion in his artwork, blocking in the shape of the animals and keeping everything in perspective with his light source. He uses vivid, bold colors to create beautiful and moving scenes of a mysterious ocean world we have the opportunity to glimpse through his work. Going to Wyland Galleries in Port Canaveral is like entering into this world as well as the mind of the extraordinary artist himself. If you are in Port Canaveral, this gallery is something you do not want to miss. Even if you live outside of the area, it is definitely well worth driving into town for.
Lucky for you, Wyland Galleries in Port Canaveral is open every day. They are open on Mondays from 4 PM to 9 PM and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 PM to 9 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays the gallery is open from 12 PM to 10 PM and from 12 PM to 9 PM on Sundays.
For more information, please contact:
610 Glen Cheek Dr Port Canaveral, FL 32920
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