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Mayor Corradino, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, and the International SeaKeepers Society invite you to the “Florida Is…” exhibition opening

October 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Xavier Cortada, “Starfish Shuffle: Digital Tapestry,” 4′ x 40′, dye sublimation on fabric, 2014.

The Honorable Joseph Corradino
Village of Pinecrest, Florida

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Member of Congress
27th Congressional District of Florida


The International SeaKeepers Society

cordially invite you to


a solo show by

Xavier  Cortada
International SeaKeepers 2017 Featured Artist of the Year


Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
(Program begins at 7:30 pm)


Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens

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


Exhibit runs through November 19th, 2017


Proceeds from sales during that evening to benefit The International SeaKeepers.

Xavier Cortada, “Bottlenose dolphin,” archival ink on metal, 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 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, Pelican Path,” hand-made and hand-painted ceramic tile and aluminum cut-out, 4 feet by 40 feet , 2014


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



Julienne Beblo, The International Seakeepers


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