2010 WYLAND LIVING GREEN FAIR TAKES ROOT IN DOWNTOWN BOCA NOVEMBER 6-7, 2010
09/28/2010

The Open-To-The-Public Event Featuring Products, Displays, Demonstrations,
Samplings. Plus Food, Fashion, and Art
Will Show It’s Easy Bein’ Green!

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MARINE LIFE ARTIST AND CONSERVATIONIST WYLAND
LENDS NAME AND COMMITMENT AND
CITY OF BOCA RATON LENDS DOWNTOWN BOCA GREEN SPACE
FOR SECOND ANNUAL WYLAND LIVING GREEN FAIR TO TAKE ROOT IN DOWNTOWN BOCA
NOVEMBER 6-7, 2010

In addition to living the good life, this fall South Floridians see how easy it is to be living the green life when they visit the free, open-to-the-public Wyland Living Green Fair set to blanket areas of Downtown Boca Raton on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The interactive community experience will bring together art, community involvement, and awareness about the environment to share how individuals and families can do better for the Earth and live a higher quality of lifestyle.

Passionate about the fair’s mission, globally renowned marine life artist Wyland -- who was hailed a “Marine Michelangelo” by USA Today and is a leading international advocate for marine resource conservation -- is lending his name and commitment to this year’s fair as the City of Boca Raton lends Downtown Boca green space and City sponsorship for this event. Created to lead the way in educating families, communities and businesses on how to easily incorporate eco-friendly living with simple steps in everyday activities, more than 100 eco-conscious exhibitors will be showcasing everything from health care, food, and pet products, eco-fashions, and appliances to alternative fuel, and home and garden products made from renewable resources.

Following its successful debut last year at Dania Beach, the fair’s producer chose to move this year’s event to Downtown Boca — in the heart of the South Florida Tri-County area — to accommodate the event’s expansion in size, scope and programming and enhance proximity for a wider regional audience from Vero Beach to Miami. More than 10,000 attendees are expected in and around Mizner Park as they learn to purchase better environmentally safe products, create less waste, see and try the newest innovative products and services, and get involved in eco-friendly programs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Wyland Foundation (www.wylandfoundation.org) in support of its important global awareness and educational projects and initiatives.

“It is truly gratifying that Wyland, with his creative forces and worldwide following, has committed to lending his name and passion as title sponsor of this year’s fair and pleased to team up with the City of Boca Raton and such respected partners as the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Florida Atlantic University for what promises to be a fun, family-friendly, engaging event for the public to enjoy,” said David Etzler, founder of the Wyland Living Green Fair.

City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel adds, “We are delighted that such an important respected eco-friendly event such as the Wyland Living Green Fair has chosen Downtown Boca as its official new home in recognition of our City’s great strides in this area and what we do to heighten green consciousness on a daily basis.”

Wyland Adds More Colors To 2010 “Green” Fair

Known for his life-size marine life murals, and artwork featured in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than 100 countries, Wyland will be adding a sea-full of colors to this year’s “green” showcase as visitors:

• Get the chance to meet and paint with Wyland to create a new original 50-foot mural each day

• Tour the Wyland art exhibition on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art---
WYLAND – Art and Conservation: October 11 – November 7, 2010

In conjunction with the Wyland Living Green Fair, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will present a focus exhibition of Wyland artwork in its street level window gallery. The Wyland exhibition in the Boca Raton Museum of Art windows is entitled “WYLAND – Art and Conservation,” and will be on display October 11 through November 7, 2010. The exhibition will consist of 23 works of art illustrating Wyland’s most iconic subjects: the ocean, its sea life, endangered wildlife, and whales. The exhibition will include original oil paintings, watercolors, Sumi-e ink and wash paintings, photography, limited edition graphics and two monumental bronze sculptures all by Wyland.

• View a series of 10-foot eco-themed murals designed and painted by school children

Then visitors can:

• Visit the Wyland’s Clean Water Mobile Learning Center-A 1,000-square-foot biodiesel powered science museum on wheels that educates the public about water conservation in a fun entertaining way. The Learning Center includes a 40-person movie theater, a running river, video microscopes, a watershed exhibit with actual rainfall and many other activities that create a unique and family oriented “Green” environment for all people to experience.

• Transform into a drop of water in Water’s Extreme Journey Maze-The entire family can discover the miracle of water, while getting lost in this highly interactive, stunningly visual giant Wyland-designed maze. This exhibition combines the worlds of art and science to demonstrate the importance of water and how it connects us all. Wyland’s themed maze game transforms visitors into a drop of water entering a watershed, sending them on a journey through different watershed habitats including lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, estuaries, bays, and oceans. Along the way they must navigate Non-Point Source Pollutants originating from agriculture, development, litter, and our homes. Visitors will learn how to make cleaner choices and will reach the reward of a healthy ocean. This fully interactive maze experience incorporates play, scientific inquiry, art and action along with five additional activities located just outside the maze, including: hands-on water quality testing, a watershed demonstration, art-in-action letter writing, artistic mosaic collaboration, and clean water commitment pledges. Through exploration, scientific inquiry, artistic expression, and action, visitors will experience the water cycle, understand the science behind water purity, and realize the power each individual has to make a difference.

• Learn how the Grand Canyon was formed

• Watch popcorn being made from the sun

• Preview organic fashions

• Explore the Kids Eco-Zone that will feature Gumbo Limbo nature exhibits and scheduled activities to
include art projects, planting of seedlings, games, entertainers, etc.

• Learn about the latest hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, bikes, skateboards via showcases and demos

• Learn recipes from the Cooking Stage featuring a full eco-friendly kitchen for frequent “green” recipe demos by local chefs with tastings

• Get their taste buds going at the “Green” Food Court showcasing local restaurants selling organic/natural/green foods

• Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day

For more information on the Wyland Living Green Fair event and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.livinggreenfair.com, follow us at twitter/green_fair, look for us on Facebook, contact us at info@livinggreenfair.com or call 561-241-7309.

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About The Wyland Living Green Fair:
The 2010 Wyland Living Green Fair -- set for Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, 2010 in Downtown Boca -- is a free and open-to-the-public interactive community experience that brings together art, community involvement, and awareness to teach individuals, families and businesses how easily they can go green in just a few simple steps, do better for the Earth and live a higher quality of lifestyle. This is done in an entertaining way through participation by engaging the audience through an array of experiences, product showcases, unique exhibitions, stage performances, cooking demonstrations, ride and drive programs, kids eco-zone, Wyland Mobile Learning Center, Wyland’s Extreme Water Maze, Wyland mural paintings, movies, and a host of other activities. For more information on the Wyland Living Green Fair event and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.livinggreenfair.com, join us at twitter/green_fair, look for us on Facebook, contact at info@livinggreenfair.com or call 561-241-7309.

About Wyland:
Marine Life Artist Wyland (www.wyland.com) has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences, and a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, he has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than 25 years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe. The artist’s efforts, moreover, have been recognized by the United Nations, Sierra Club, the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is listed among its Diving Hall of Fame, and private and public institutions throughout the world. Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, the Guinness Book of World Records, and many other national and international publications, the multi-faceted artist has even hosted several series for television, including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network. In spring 2010, the United Nations unveiled a commemorative stamp issue of Wyland artwork to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO’S Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Today, Wyland is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries. For more information, call Steve Creech at stevec@wylanddesign.com or 949-973-7070.

About the Wyland Foundation:
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the nonprofit Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. It has supported numerous conservation programs since its inception as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1993, including marine artist Wyland’s monumental Whaling Wall mural project — an epic series of one hundred life size marine life murals that spans twelve countries on four continents, and is viewed by an estimated 1 billion people every year. The Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students about our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands. For more information, visit www.wylandfoundation.org.