Xavier Cortada will be presenting monthly Florida is Nature Artist Talks at Pinecrest Gardens, where he serves as artist in residence. The artist talks and interactive experiences are free with paid admission to the garden on the select dates below. After the talk, visitors are invited to walk the garden and engage in the Florida is Nature participatory art project.
Participatory Art Projects
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cordially invite you to join us for our monthly
Florida is Nature Artist Talk
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.”
The dates of the Florida is Nature talks are:
Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 10:30a (Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma)
Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 10:30a
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 10:30a
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:30a
Wednesday, January 10th, 2017 at 10:30a
Wednesday, February 14th, 2017 at 10:30a
Wednesday, March 14th, 2017 at 10:30a
Wednesday, April 11th, 2017 at 10:30a
Wednesday, May 9th,2017 at 10:30a
We also welcome groups and schools to attend the artist’s talks. If you are interested in scheduling a group for one of the dates below, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Xavier Cortada, “Puzzled Landscape: Florida is… Wildflowers” digital art, 2015
“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