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Exhibition Details

In Deep with Diatoms

  • February 03, 2015 - February 22, 2015

Summary of Exhibition

The Frost Art Museum's Community Gallery exhibition features watercolors of the flora of a hidden and colorful marine environment.

Further Information about the Exhibition

These beautifully rendered depictions of diatoms--a major group of algae--combine the the natural sciences and art, adding to a long and rich tradition of artists drawing inspiration from Florida's environment. In 2006, The Tropical Botanic Artists collective was established in Miami to highlight the beauty of tropical plants through art.This exhibition translates the complex beauty of Diatoms, one-celled aquatic microorganisms, in watercolor to create a unique blend of the natural sciences and art.

This exhibition is brought to you by the Tropical Botanic Artists collective, in collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences and Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) in the School of Environment Arts and Society (SEAS) at FIU. The artists wish to express their gratitude to FIU, SEAS and FCE LTER for their generous support of this project. Additional thanks to Xavier Cortada for his sculptures of these aquatic forms and the College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Artist-in-Residence program.

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