AltaSea’s Blue Hour connects science, culture and community by cultivating immersive experiences through multi-disciplinary arts. From global to local, creators and innovators chronicle the vision of a Blue Economy, telling the stories of the ocean, the humanity of those devoted to its preservation and future. Blue Hour supports AltaSea’s Project Blue, which offers students a voice in supporting LA as the center of the Blue Economy through education, career opportunity, access to access to arts and culture.
This year’s Blue Hour Guest Curator is American interdisciplinary artist, Kim Abeles whose artworks explore the environment, biography, geography and feminism. Kim has curated an exhibition featuring installations, ceramics, video, glass, photography, sound, and painting by over 20 artists. Below is a sneak peak of 4 artists work this year.
Blue Hour: Above and Below will celebrate both local and global trailblazers who are paving the path for innovation in the blue economy, as well as feature over 20 local and global artists. The event will take place on October 14, with doors opening at 5 PM for the art gallery and the awards ceremony starting at 7 PM.
The Host Committee for AltaSea’s fourth annual Blue Hour includes former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; renowned ocean explorers Sylvia Earle, Dr. Bob Ballard, and Ashlan and Phillippe Cousteau; and nonprofit leader Barbara Stanton.
In line with this year’s theme of “Women Stewarding the Ocean”, AltaSea will recognize four women who have made remarkable contributions to the blue economy:
Explorer Award: Kim Butts, Avatar Alliance Foundation
Innovation Award: Inna Braverman, founder & CEO of Eco Wave Power
NextGen Award: Dr. Patricia Ramos, Dean of Academic Affairs at Santa Monica College
Cornerstone Award: Camilla Townsend, AltaSea Founding Chair