Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions calendar for the Division of Cultural Affairs

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Gallery for Innovation and the Arts

Through May 30, 2014

Springs Eternal: Florida's Fragile Fountains of Youth

Springs Eternal: Florida's Fragile Fountains of Youth features John Moran's 30-year project to photograph the springs of Florida. The exhibition features many striking pairs of then-and-now pictures depicting the reality that our springs, once a source of awe, are now a source of deep concern due to pollution, neglect and the groundwater demands of a thirsty state. In 2012, Moran joined forces with Dr. Lesley Gamble, creator of the Urban Aquifer, and designer Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth, to initiate the Springs Eternal Project. Their collaboration has filled museum walls, wrapped city buses, and continues to develop creative forms of educational outreach inspiring Floridians to value, conserve and restore our precious waters. Learn more at SpringsEternalProject.org.

In announcing the exhibition, Secretary of State Ken Detzner noted: "Photographer John Moran captures Florida's natural resources in a way that makes the viewer appreciate them in a new light. His most recent work with Florida's natural springs is a great example of the connection between the arts and environmental conservation, and I appreciate his contributions to this cause."

Springs Eternal

"Embraced by the Light, Ichetucknee Springs State Park"

Springs Eternal

"Polar Smoke at Ginnie Springs"

22nd Floor Capitol Gallery

Through August 31, 2014

Artwork by Florida Artist Mally Khorasantchi

Mally Khorasantchi is interested in how nature exhibits both chaos and calm, constantly evident on micro, macro and universal levels, seemingly at odds and without purpose. Through natural and manmade actions, evolution and deconstruction, there is often a new order, which can happen swiftly or evolve over millennia. While vanishing species and lands are harsh realities, there are newly discovered species, natural and manmade adaptations and renewal, as well as a growing awareness for global sustainability.

Reflecting on these concerns, Khorasantchi’s paintings do not offer the viewer horizon lines or perspective to give order or focus. She seeks to convey chaos and fragmentation, calm and refuge in varying degrees with a bold and vibrant physicality. The hexagons in her paintings symbolize a connectedness and continuance between chaos and order and earth's remarkable ability to self-heal from most natural and manmade environmental disasters.

"Change"
oil on canvas
84 " x 142"

Museum of Florida History

Opening March 14, 2014

The Lure of Florida Fishing

The Lure of Florida Fishing

 

Cabinet Meeting Room

Until Removed

Photography by Don Browning

The artwork was donated to the Department of State Art Collection in 2007 and commemorated the establishment of a Wading Birds Rookery Sanctuary.

Part of the Capitol Complex Exhibitions program.

"Walk on Water"
photograph
24" x 31"

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