Communique: Art By Darren Mulvenna Focused On Environment

May 12, 2017

Wilmington artist Darren Mulvenna has a fundraising exhibition hanging at Caprice Bistro called Bee Hope and Sea Change. Mulvenna is donating 20% of the proceeds to 2 non-profit environmental organizations: Pollinator Partnership and Plastic Ocean Project. His interest in the natural world, particularly flying insects, goes back to his childhood. Mulvenna's current art frequently incorporates butterflies-he has a particular fondness for pollinators. His first piece with butterflies is hanging at Pembroke's Restaurant (image at top). While Mulvenna is more of an artist than a jeweler, he is also creating realistic light-weight butterfly earrings called mimicri as an additional benefit to Pollinator Partnership. These earrings are made from recycled material and are as light as...a butterfly. 

Art by Darren Mulvenna
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Darren Mulvenna's "mimicri" butterly earrings. There are a variety of butterfly species.
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Darren Mulvenna also creates large land and water scapes.

A Light in the Darkness by Darren Mulvenna
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Last Look at Lusia's Lagoon by Darren Mulvenna.
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Artist/Environmentalist Darren Mulvenna
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