Opening of Diatoms exhibit January 19th

Please join me for the opening
of the
Cortada Art Studio Gallery

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

in the
Bird Road Art District
4664 SW 75th Avenue
Miami, FL 33155


Xavier Cortada will exhibit a series of ceramic and tile works depicting diatoms.

Diatoms are single-celled organisms that live in the water and harness the power of the sun to convert CO2 into oxygen. 

Scientists—and artists—can determine the past salinity of water by examining the glass shells of diatoms preserved in sedimentary core samples. Each diatom species has a different salinity preference, so changes in the mixture of fresh and sea water (driven by sea level and changes in water management) can be inferred from past diatom remains.

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During the Diatoms exhibit opening reception, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy invites attendees to imagine the effects of sea level rise on South Florida and write letters to future Floridians in Cortada’s “Do Not Open” piece.