Turkish artist, Gülay Alpay’s whale song environmental works of art: make a splash in los angeles and hawaii

In collaboration with Art 4 All People, Turkish Artist  Gulay Alpay completed her “Whale Song” Series, which was composed of five environmental art installations in LA and Hawaii. The Whale Song installations had an aesthetic impact. Each installation inspired joy, beauty,and awareness of the plight of our Oceans and of the Whales that reside in the polluted waters. As well as the installations created for the viewer new ways of seeing familiar landscapes.

Gulay Alpay “Whale Song” Environmental Art performances took place on  Oct 29th 2015 at Art 4 All People’s Art and Yoga Retreat in Hawaii, Nov 5th 2015 Malibu Beach and Santa Monica Beach, Nov 7th 2015 Venice Beach, and Nov 8th in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Whale Song: Art, Aloha, Environment, Yoga, Global Action, and Intention

Art 4 All People Malibu hosted an interactive and intercultural eco art ritual performance by Turkish Artist Gulay Alpay to evoke a prayer of reverence, sustainability, and Aloha to heal the Whales and Oceans. The eco art ritual performance (Whale Song) will feature, Gulay Alpay’s painted silk fabric. On Hawaii and Lo Angeles beaches, Alpay and a group organized by Art 4 All People, a Malibu-based company that promotes Turkish artists in the U.S. will hold the silk banner aloft to flutter in the wind like a prayer flag, while others offer blessings and compassion for the whales and the ocean.

Whale Song on Venice Beach

About Gulay Alpay: Gulay’s urban art happenings—part art exhibit, part performance piece—inspire passersby of all ages to stop snapping photos with their phones, and participate in her pieces. Even her body becomes part of the canvas. At similar events held in public squares in Istanbul, Vienna, New York and London, hundreds of art participants engaged with her pieces or even picked up paint brushes to create a collective canvas. Gulay’s work, less high art than high purpose, blurs lines between artist and spectator.

NY Arts described Gulay’s paintings as “full of poetry, vibrant colors, and light.” Her rich use of color evokes the work of Kandinsky, Pollock and De Kooning. While her public interactive work scuttles boundaries between craft and fine art, viewers in the end are struck by its beauty and grace.

Whale Song on the Big Island

Gulay’s Big Island Hawaii event is presented by Art 4 All People, LLC, an arts advocacy organization and Center for Art, Creativity, Consciousness and Well-being in Malibu. For more information and images of Gulay’s work or on Art 4 All People, visit: or

Art 4 All People, LLC, is an award-winning center for Art, Creativity, Consciousness and Well-being based in Malibu, California. Art 4 All People promotes Turkish artists in the U.S. and hosts worldwide YogART (yoga and art) workshops, retreats, and intercultural gallery exhibits. To inquire about Art 4 All People’s artist representation services, contact Visit Art 4 All People’s website at #IAMALOHA

Source: Art 4 All People

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