Promoting ocean stewardship, since 1984


Beach Walk CleanUp

Saturday, May 11, 2013 @10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

At Oceanside Pier!

Hate seeing trash all around the beach? So do we! We have tons of trash laying around from beach clean ups and need to get rid of it somehow. What better way to do that than making beautiful pieces of art!

Join us May 11th for a beach clean up around Oceanside Pier, with an art workshop where we are going to be making plastic monsters, planter boxes, and other artwork, all out of trash that we have gathered from our local San Diego beaches! Bring your kids and have them enjoy a hands-on workshop hosted by Kira Corser. Kira will show kids how big of a “monster” plastic is to our oceans and how harmful it can be to it’s ecosystems.

Rubio’s will be throwing a party celebrating our oceans at the Oceanside Pier. There will be free food and entertainment. For more details about what Rubio’s is planning for this party, visit:

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Here are some artist bios:

  • Kira Corser an award-winning photographic artist, writer and video-producer with over 26 years’ experience, including 8 years teaching at California State University Monterey Bay, specializing in Service Learning courses and community arts. Kira is a trained and experienced supervisor in K-12 afterschool art studies, as well as over 15 years experience in collaborative projects and curriculum development. Kira’s work can be found at
  • Sue Doyle is a native San Diegan who has dabbled in art, photography and gardening most of her life. Her most recent art endeavors include utilizing recycled materials and transforming them into works of art. Her biggest passion is her on-line gallery: Taylor’s HeArt Gallery in memory of her 19 year old niece who recently passed away from brain cancer. Proceeds from Taylor’s Gallery benefit ARTS: A Reason to Survive. Sue’s gallery can be found at:
  • Carol McMannus is a transplant to Souther California from the Great State of Main, Carol has an appreciation for light and warmth which comes through immediately in her photos. A former lawyer, she gave up the word of conflict driven work to enjoy a gentler side of life. Carol now resides in San Diego, where she sees beauty everywhere and enjoys capturing images others might overlook. More of Carol’s work can be found at http//
  • Skyler Wefer is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He recently moved to San Diego for a change in lifestyle, pace and weather. Skyler has worked with different mediums, but found his creative side through using caps. Next thing he knew, he was creating flowers through a variety of soup can lids, bottle caps, and pop tops off of soda cans. More of Skyler’s work can be found at

Come join SDOF and these amazing artists for this family fun event!