The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem falls on Sunday, July 26. On this occasion, UAE social enterprise Mangroves 4 Mankind (M4M) has launched a special, environment-friendly art campaign.
Paint it Green is an initiative aimed at raising awareness on the importance of mangrove ecosystems, while also fostering creativity within the local community.
It will feature a collection of eight pieces of art created by internationally renowned artists including Emirati painter Fatma Lootah, contemporary artist Robyn Chislett, multi-disciplinary artist Ahmed Saeed Al Areef Al Dhaheri, Dana Kamber, Meena Al Muheirbi, and forensic artist Ghanim Mubarak.
The art pieces on sale are all inspired by the beauty of mangroves and their connection to humanity.
The collection, which has been curated with the support of artist, curator and researcher Alia Zaal Lootah, will be showcased on Bloomingdale UAE’s website from mid-August.
All proceeds for the sale of this collection will go towards the support of local artists and mangrove reforestation initiatives under M4M, with the majority donated to the latter.
The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem was adopted by the General Conference of Unesco in 2015 to be celebrated every year on July 26 to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems and promote solutions for their sustainable management.
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