A floating lesson on sustainability comes to Sag Harbor

Mary Mattingly's, WetLand, 2014 modified houseboat. (Credit:  Jacques-Jean Tiziou  www.jjtiziou.net)

Mary Mattingly’s, WetLand, 2014 modified houseboat. (Credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou www.jjtiziou.net)

For another week, Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf will be harboring a most interesting piece of floating art. 

It’s Mary Mattingly’s “WetLand,” a modified houseboat which will be docked at Long Wharf through June 23 as part of “Radical Seafaring,” an exhibit and program on view at the Parrish Art Museum and locations around the East End.

“WetLand” was created by Ms. Mattingly, an ecological artist, to demonstrate easy-to-do sustainability projects. From solar power and rain water collection to purification, vegetable gardening and so-called “upcycling,” “the project describes the impact each individual can have on the environment

“WetLand” will be open to the public Friday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Visitors can also board the vessel by appointment.

For more information contact Andrea Gover, the Parrish’s Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects and the “Radical Seafaring” exhibit, at (631) 283-2118 extension 140 or by emailing her at grovera@parrishart.org.