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Senator José Javier Rodríguez and Miami Waterkeeper present “Florida is…” Exhibition Preview and Conservation Talk

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


RESCHEDULED to 10/19/2017



The Honorable José Javier Rodríguez
State Senate, District 37


Miami Waterkeeper

cordially invite you to a conservation talks and preview of


a solo show by

Xavier Cortada


Thursday, October 19th, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S.W. 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Proceeds from sales during event to benefit Miami Waterkeeper.
Exhibit runs through November 19th, 2017


Join State Senator José Javier Rodríguez and Miami Waterkeeper for an exclusive exhibit viewing and conservation chat on Florida’s endangered wildlife in the “Florida is…” exhibit and their connection to the health of our waterways and marine ecosystems.  Meet the artist, Xavier Cortada, and enjoy refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Pinecrest.



Proceeds from sales during that evening to benefit Miami Waterkeeper.

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 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.”

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

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



Other “Florida is…” exhibition events at Pinecrest Gardens include:

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

“Florida is Nature” Artist Talk in Pinecrest Gardens: FLORIDA IS… Hurricanes
October 16th @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

FIU School of Environment, Arts & Society presents: Hurricanes, Climate Change & The Everglades
October 20th @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Rachel Silverstein Executive Director & Waterkeeper
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The Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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