Wyland paints final Whaling Wall in China

Posted: July 1, 2008 by Nathan Kam in On The Job
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World famous marine life artist and 2008 Olympic Artist Wyland will announce plans for his 100th and final Whaling Wall project at a press conference tomorrow – July 2 at 11 a.m. HST – at The Wyland Waikiki. Since the hotel is my client, our agency has been assisting in the coordination of the event.

Vernon Brown with 808Talk.com will be live-streaming the press conference so those interested can tune in an be a part of history. The live stream will also be carried on the front page of USTREAM.TV. A big mahalo to V. Brown for his kokua!

The mile-long mural will be painted this summer in Beijing, China with the help of thousands of children from around the world celebrate the Green Olympics. Wyland, 51, has painted murals in more than 75 cities in fourteen countries that are seen by a billion people each year. The artist, who recently completed murals in American Samoa, England, and Brazil, is an official artist of United States Olympic Team for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Wyland’s efforts for conservation awareness have been recognized by the United Nations, Sierra Club, Rotary International, Riverkeeper Alliance, and Surfrider Foundation. His Wyland Foundation, in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.


[Photo courtesy of The Wyland Foundation.]

  1. golfnutn8 says:

    Hi Sheila, thanks to VBrown you can watch the recorded version at http://808talk.com. Wyland did allude that he has his eyes on Turtle Bay as a future project, even talking about doing a Hawaii license plate to raise money. He also recently talked about his plans to expand the Wyland brand to Kauai…Coco Palms…stay tuned.

    Happy Independence Day!

  2. Sheila says:

    Hi Nathan – Darn…I hate I missed V Brown’s live streaming of this conference. I love Wyland’s stuff! You probably already know this, but there’s a huge Wyland mural on the front of Turtle Bay Resort. We always admired it as we walked to and from the parking lot.

    Aloha and happy 4th!

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