A human mural — a group of people strategically posing in a specific manner so as to form a larger picture when viewed from above or at a distance — will be staged in honor of Orca Action Month and photographed in Waterfront Park at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
“Put on black clothing and grab your black umbrella, we’ll mobilize into a pattern that, from the air, will form the picture of an orca,” said event officials. “Drone photo/video will capture that image and help spread the word of how our orcas and our salmon really need help right now.”
This event is sponsored by Backbone Campaign, Sustainable Bainbridge and Orca Action Month, and is being presented in conjunction with the annual Boaters Fair, going on in the same location earlier that day (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
Organizers are hoping for at least 100 participants, and asking willing models to RSVP via the event Facebook page (search “Bainbridge Human Orca Mural”).
“Last July, when Orca mother Tahlequah carried her dead calf with her for 17 days, she and her southern resident pod alerted us all to the urgency of their plight,” they said. “We need to restore chinook salmon runs. This Human Orca Mural is a simple, yet powerful, way for us to connect with others who share our values of love and protection for these iconic species.”
All ages are invited to participate.