art exhibit "in deep with diatoms" to open on february 1st at bbc!

Looking for something to do to kick off the spring semester? Then join us on February 1st at the Hubert Library for the opening of "In Deep with Diatoms," an art exhibit featuring the work of Tropical Botanic Artists and Xavier Cortada that explores the beautiful world of algae through the eyes of artists and scientists. The event is part of the BBC Prestige Cultural and Educational Series.

There will be a panel discussion at 3:00 pm in room 175. The panel will be moderated by Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU, and will feature

- Pauline Goldsmith: Co-Founder, Tropical Botanic Artists; Vice President, American Society of Botanical Artists

- Jim Elser: Regents' & Parents Association Professor, Arizona State University

- Nick Oehm: Education & Outreach Coordinator, Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program

- Evelyn Gaiser: Professor, Executive Director, SEAS (School of Environment, Arts and Society)

There will be a reception at 4:00 pm following the discussion in the ASK! Center on the 2nd floor, sponsored by SEAS and the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC). The event is free and open to the public, so stop by and bring your friends!

The featured image is a diatom by Leo Hernandez, colored pencil on paper.

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