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A Year of Plastic With Sarah Thornington

July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Text that says "A Year of Plastic" with an image of a felt crafted seagull

Join us on Tuesday, July 27 when we combine environmentalism and art with Sarah Thornington’s A Year of Plastic project!

“A Year of Plastic” project was started after photographer/marine debris artist Sarah Thornington realized the sheer quantity of plastic marine debris she was picking up on a regular basis from Cape Cod beaches. She spent a year doing a beach clean-up every single day, counting and documenting the plastic debris she found, as well as posting daily on her Instagram account, @AYearofPlastic.

To keep awareness on the plastic debris problem, Sarah creates art, photographs and displays with some of the 21,000 objects she found during that time, always adding to her art supplies through new clean ups. She’s had four shows of this work, her last at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, where she’s already been invited back for next year.

Sarah’s Plastic-Free July program shares a little of her project including:

  • Sarah’s quirky and interesting finds
  • Tips to reduce plastic use
  • Art from the A Year With Plastic project
  • Ideas for your own art projects and
  • Other ways you can use plastic you have at home (or have found during a clean-up!)


Register for this FREE virtual program. (Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of the program)

Presented by the Centerville, Hyannis, Marstons Mills and Whelden Libraries.


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Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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