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“FLORIDA IS… Seagrasses ” talk with scientist Dr. Jim Fourqurean and artist Xavier Cortada
February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am$5
FIU School of Environment, Arts & Society
FIU College of Communications, Architecture + The Arts
FIU Digital Library of the Caribbean
cordially invite you to join us for
our monthly Florida is Nature Artist Talk
with special guest
James W. Fourqurean
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Southeast Environmental Research Center
Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative for the Florida Keys
Principal Investigator, Aquarius Reef Base
School of the Environment, Arts and Society
Florida International University
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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.”
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