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Cancelled: “Florida is Nature” Artist Talk in Pinecrest Gardens

September 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am




Pinecrest Gardens
Participatory Art Projects
FIU Digital Library of the Caribbean

cordially invite you to join us for our monthly

Florida is Nature Artist Talk


Xavier Cortada


(Artist Talk cancelled due to Hurricane Irma)
Monday, September 11th, 2017
10:30 am


Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens

11000 S.W. 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156


Talk is free with $5 admission to the Gardens.
After the talk, walk the garden and participate in “Florida is Nature.”  


“Florida Is…” by Xavier Cortada

Through Florida is Nature,”  Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada portrays Florida’s environment to connect viewers with our state’s natural beauty.  Come see the works on permanent display at the Hibiscus Gallery in Pinecrest Gardens.

You too can participate in “Florida is…”

Help others understand and appreciate Florida’s natural beauty.  Upload an image of your favorite animal, plant or place to www.floridaisnature.com and tell us why we should all care for it and strive to protect it.  We will share it on our website and social media.  We will also ask you to help us spread the word and get others to see that “Florida is… Nature.”

Xavier Cortada, High Noon diatom series, Shimmer, archival ink on aluminum, 2015

About Florida Is Nature

Conceptualized during Xavier Cortada‘s residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida, “Florida is…” is an evolving body of work that depicts the natural beauty of Florida.  It asks Floridians to define their state by its actual nature, not by things we do and build to displace it.  Some “Florida is…” works hang as public art in public venues, admonishing viewers to find better ways to coexist with nature.

The project invites participants to capture and share their images and perspectives on the project’s online platform.

You can learn more about the artist by visiting www.cortada.com


Xavier Cortada, “(Florida is…) Red Wolves,” archival ink on aluminum, 60″ x 40″, 2015.

Other Florida is… exhibition events at Pinecrest Gardens include:

Exhibition runs through November 19th, 2017.


(Reception Postponed due to Hurricane Irma)
Senator José Javier Rodríguez and Miami Waterkeeper present “Florida is…” Exhibit Preview and Conservation Talk
September 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

(Artist Talk Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma)
“Florida is Nature” Artist Talk in Pinecrest Gardens
September 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

(Reception Postponed due to Hurricane Irma)
Mayor Corradino and Commissioner Levine-Cava host official opening of “Florida is…” exhibition in Pinecrest Gardens
September 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen and the International SeaKeepers Society host the closing of “Florida Is…” exhibition
October 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Xavier Cortada


The Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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