Life-Giving Seagrass Educational Art Project

About the project

LOGO Life-Giving seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit support local Filipino art

Educational art project Life-Giving Seagrass is devoted to the seagrass protection in the Philippines and supports seagrass educational programs in Negros Oriental by Big Blue Network.

Life-Giving Seagrass Opening Exhibition Teaser

The exhibition of local Dumaguete city artists Angelo Delos Santos and Cil Flores represents the beauty and fragility of marine animals and their habitat.

The Venue

seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit support local Filipino art

All original artworks were displayed in the outside area of the Flying Fish Hostel Dumaguete during 2 weeks from 30 of June until 14 of July 2019.

Event activities

Big Blue Network team holded educational activities with visitors with seagrass identifying through the foldscopes.

Seagrass theme has a lot to explore. As a real plant they have their own root system, flowers and seeds which artists highlighted in their art. It is the habitat to many fish and invertebrates, and the main food source for such creatures as green sea turtles.

seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit art print limited support local

Artworks close-ups

seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Giant Cuttlefish
The Giant Cuttlefish
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
for sale 50×40 cm., 2019
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Meadows
Meadows
by Cil Flores
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
for sale 36×27 cm., 2019
Chunks, 2019 by Cil Flores
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Chunks
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Chunks
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Chunks
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Chunks
pen & ink on watercolor paper, 18×13.5 cm. each, for sale

As an artist, I want to help raise awareness and inform the viewers of the importance and protection of seagrass through my art. The world is already suffering from climate change and I want to play my part and use my art to relay messages about the current state of our seagrass and the environment. I am also doing this to inspire artists and other people to take a stand and get involved in protecting our ecosystem.

by Cil Flores.
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Seahorse
Seahorse
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
sold, 2019
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Seagrass Wave
Seagrass wave
by Cil Flores
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
for sale 50×40 cm., 2019

I combine sea creatures, corals and seagrass in my artworks because it is my way of showing people that in order to protect marine lives, we also need to protect their habitat. I chose pen and ink to express the beauty of wildlife in black and white.

by Angelo Delos Santos.
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Baby Turtle
Baby turtle
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
for sale 25.5×20 cm., 2019
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Green sea turtle pen and ink
Sea Guardian
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper,
for sale 60×50 cm., 2019.
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores
Enhalus Acoroides
by Cil Flores
pen & ink on watercolor paper, 2019
sold
Jars, 2018 by Cil Flores
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Jars
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Jars
pen & ink on watercolor paper, 18×13.5 cm. each, for sale
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Jars
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Jars

I combine sea creatures, corals and seagrass in my artworks because it is my way of showing people that in order to protect marine lives, we also need to protect their habitat. I chose pen and ink to express the beauty of wildlife in black and white.

by Angelo Delos Santos.
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Octopus
Octopus
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper
sold 2019, 40×30 cm.

seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Cil Flores Collector Sea urchins
Collector Sea Urchins
by Cil Flores
pen & ink on watercolor paper
sold 2019, 20×30 cm.
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit artwork Angelo Delos Santos Giant Rabbitfish
Rabbitfish
by Angelo Delos Santos
pen & ink on watercolor paper
for sale 2019, 35×27.5 cm.

The marketplace

seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit art print limited support local art market

The marketplace with promotional items, art prints and organic bags was arranged during the opening of exhibition.

Art prints

Limited edition art prints were produced from original artworks for the Life-Giving Seagrass exhibit.

Each copy is signed by the artist and supports artist and seagrass educational programs in Negros Oriental by Big Blue Network.


Educational materials

Brochures and posters
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit

Educational brochures and posters were designed by Pinspired team to help to raise awareness about seagrass protection in the Philippines. Now you can download it on the website

Seagrass film
seagrass protection Philippines Negros Oriental Dumaguete city artist Cil Flores Angelo Delos Santos Educational project exhibition exhibit

While working on the project, the team from Pinspired (CausPlanet Inc.) visited a Big blue Network marine summer camp in Zamboanguita and spent a day taking video of the learning process and activities with the kids. The resulting seagrass film was shown during the opening of the exhibition and is now available online.

Exhibit history

  • The Flying Fish Hostel, Dumaguete city: June-July 2019.
  • Natura Spa Dumaguete: July-August 2019.
  • Uni-COM Co-working space, Dumaguete city: August-September 2019.
  • Zamboanguita Municipal Hall: December 2019-January 2020.
  • Salaya Beach Houses, Dauin, Negros Oriental: from February 2020 until now.

Apart from local Facebook groups Life-Giving Seagrass project was featured in PNA NewsroomPhilippine News Agency and Dumaguete Metro Post.

We are really grateful that we had such opportunity to promote local Dumaguete artists and to support environmental protection organisation in the Philippines.

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