Tidal Shift at Westwood Public Library

Tidal Shift Installation at Westwood Public Library (photo: Tricia Perry)

Participants of all ages joined the Tidal Shift workshop on Saturday at the Westwood Public Library. We created over 30 jellyfish from used plastic-bags and used fishing line. Come see the Tidal Shift installation in the main atrium of the library in support of the Westwood Bring Your Own Bag Month. Take a closer look at the plastic bag jellyfish and see how plastic bags appear to be the choice food of sea turtles up close, then walk up the stair to follow the school of jellyfish as they float up to the second floor.

Choosing reusable bags instead of plastic bags is one simple way to help keep plastic pollution out of our environment and oceans – learn more with our TidalShiftPresentation

Tidal Shift Workshop (photo credit: Claudia Paraschiv)

Westwood Environmental Action Committee (WEAC) and the Westwood Select Board have designated May as Westwod’s official Bring Your Own Bag Month. Say “no” to single-use plastic and paper bags, bring reusable bags instead when you shop. It’s a simple way to save trees and keep plastic bags out of the oceans!

Tidal Shift Installation at Westwood Public Library (photo credit: Claudia Paraschiv)

Contact us to bring Tidal Shift to your community in support of Plastic Ban Legislation and Plastic Pollution Education.

Join an April workshop!

Tidal Shift workshops at Coast to Coast Paddle, Chive Events, Cabot Street Books, Ladies Entrance Art Studio, and the weekly Monday workshops at Waring School Downtown – a big thank you to all of our wonderful hosts!

So far, we have about 70 jellyfish hand made by the Beverly community from used plastic bags. We’re hoping for about 150 for the installation during Beverly Arts Festival – so come help us make a big impact! Each jellyfish is made from an average of 10 single-use plastic grocery bags, although we use a wide variety of single-use plastic bag types: newspaper bags, cereal liners, produce bags, bread and veggie bags, frozen food bags, and anything you can ultimately braid!

A lot of conversation is happening about what more we can do since banning single-use point-of-purchase bags is a great start, but just the beginning. What is your vision for a more plastic-free world?

Join an upcoming workshop!

We have lots of workshops in April at local establishments throughout Beverly from shops to artists studios and churches – drop on in! Check out the CALENDAR for more updated workshops.

Tidal Shift Beverly Workshop Start March 12!

Plastic bag camouflaged as a jellyfish. photo credit: Creative North Shore

We have officially launched the Tidal Shift Beverly workshops with a training session at the Glen Urquhart School. Join us at Waring School Downtown for the community launch with TWO workshop times at 1pm and 6pm at 290 Cabot Street. These workshops are precede the Bag It screening at The Cabot. 

Training Tidal Shift workshop at Glen Urquhart School

Join us at Waring School downtown two days before “Bag It” to kickoff Tidal Shift Beverly!

Join the FREE art-making workshop in support of BYOB Beverly in its efforts to reduce single use plastic bag.

Tidal Shift is a community project that communicates the negative impact of plastic bag pollution in our oceans through large scale participatory public art installations.

We create jellyfish from USED plastic bags to understand how marine life mistake plastic bags for food. This leads to the widespread ingestion of harmful plastic by sea creatures.

Tidal Shift will be showcased at Beverly Arts Fest on June 16th. Come for the cause and make a piece of the public art installation!

– Join a workshop + help us make jellyfish from USED plastic bags
– Bring USED plastic bags + your friends of all ages!
– Learn how plastic pollution damages oceans
– See the public art installation you helped create at Arts Fest Beverly!

Join one of our FREE workshops March – May! All jellyfiesh to be included in the installation DUE June 5th, 2018

Tidal Shift Beverly

Imagined view of Tidal Shift canopy in Beverly’s Ellis Square

In collaboration with City Councilor Estelle Rand and the Bring Your Own Bag Beverly Ad Hoc Committee, Tidal Shift is beginning an educational campaign around a eliminating single-use plastic bags in Beverly, MA.

Tidal Shift is a community project that communicates the negative impact of plastic bag pollution in our oceans through large scale participatory public art installations. The project is an artful communication and educational tool as North Shore communities rally to adopt positive legislation to reduce single-use plastic bags.

BYOB Beverly Ad Hoc Committee presents at Beverly City Hall in support of single-use plastic bag legislation

While a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation has been happening for months, the public launch officially at Beverly City Hall on January 16th where the Ad Hoc Committee presented the many reasons to adopt new legislation to eliminate single use plastic bags in the city.

Local students and Change is Simple showcase plastic waste through art-making to support BYOB Beverly’s plans for legislation eliminating single-use plastic bags.

At this point, 61 Massachusetts cities, including Boston, have adopted plastic-bag reduction legislation. On the North Shore, Beverly would join many communities that have a integrated relationship with the water on their shores. Tidal Shift will conduct workshops for all ages during the next few months leading up to Arts Fest Beverly.

The project showcases a canopy of jellyfish made from used plastic bags to illustrate how marine life “sees” plastic bag pollution as food. This leads to the widespread ingestion of harmful plastic by sea creatures.

Tidal Shift jellyfish are easy and fun to create at workshops for all ages, at different venues in town from libraries and schools to cafés, restaurants, and shops. The community helps to create the canopy as they learn about the reasons for reducing single-use plastic bags in our community and oceans. Stay tuned for workshop times and locations!

Tidal Shift Gloucester

Tidal Shift installation at Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester 2017

The Tidal Shift workshop brought hands-on experience to support the Flatrocks Gallery exhibition “In Deep Water.”

A group show meant to inspire people to action. With grace, beauty and humor these artists use their gifts to raise consciousness about climate change, sea level rise, and ocean pollution. (from Flatrocks Gallery)

Tidal Shift workshop inside Flatrocks Gallery 2017

Like many cities around the North Shore, Gloucester is also thinking about adopting legislation to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags. Tidal Shift brings the expressive power of art to help communicate the importance of aligning our values for living with the appropriate legislation. Another small nudge towards a Tidal Shift!

Used plastic-bag jellyfish ready for installation

The gallery was a meaningful space in which to create these plastic bag jellyfish, surrounded by powerful artwork like Karen Ristuben’s “108 Acidified Eggshells.”