With the greenery of Governors Island in June as a backdrop, on June 16th UGG presented a special event at The Arts Center celebrating its showcase of artist Meg Webster’s exhibit Wave. Known for sculpture and installation art that emphasizes natural elements, Webster’s latest exhibition was specifically centered around themes of water and the environment. The exhibit was curated by Alice Russotti of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The work of artist Meg Webster aims to bring awareness to climate change. Her creations are not only beautiful but a profound commentary on the earth, our ecosystem, and the dire need to protect our planet from the dangerous effects of human progress.
Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG® partnered with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to support the exhibit with a private event to celebrate the union. UGG collaborated with this effort to continue its support of sustainable fashion and awareness for the environment, especially the fashion industry’s carbon footprint.
UGG’s involvement is a celebration of FEEL GOOD, the brand’s sustainability platform that launched in fall 2020. In connection with the program, UGG® unveiled new colorways from its all-gender inclusive Plant Power Collection thoughtfully crafted with carbon-neutral, plant-based materials. The drop will officially launch in August 2021.
Guests at the special event included actors Zosia Mamet and Chase Sui Wonders as well as a mix of industry insiders from the art and fashion worlds including The Untitled Magazine’s Indira Cesarine. Attendees boarded a private ferry to Governors Island where they were treated to a private viewing of ‘Wave’. The exhibition was followed by sunset cocktails and light bites at Island Oyster restaurant facing the waterfront. In theme with the UGG® brand’s sustainability platform and Meg Webster’s narrative surrounding her work, the entire evening was a zero-waste event.