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"1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project" artsDISCOURSE Talk During FTLADW

Art Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

"1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project" artsDISCOURSE...

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Free Admission With RSVP 65 Tickets Jan 22, 2019 Free  
Donations Welcomed To Support Art Fort Lauderdale's Initiatives
Art Fort Lauderdale started as a passion project by 2 altruistic Fort Lauderdale residents who felt their community deserved to have a major 4 day art fair. They didn't want to create just another art fair held in a tent or convention center, they wanted to highlight the unique characteristics that make Fort Lauderdale great. They wanted to create an experience that has never existed before, allowing art appreciators and collectors to view art work in a setting where it ultimately lives - in a home. While the community has embraced the concept, monetary support has not come in abundance, as the founders had to initially self fund the art fair the first year to get it off the ground. If you share our vision for a more culturally diverse Fort Lauderdale, we welcome and appreciate your support in any capacity. Please don't hesitate to reach out and discuss further!
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Have you heard about the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project that's making waves in Fort Lauderdale? Come find out more about this innovative under water sculpture garden/public art/eco-tourism project that's raising awarness about the issues plaguing our natural reefs and vital waterways through revolutionary sustainable methods/designs.

Featured on this panel discussion will be:

  • Chris O'Hare - Principal Reef Builder, Sculptor, and Creative Genius behind Reef Cells (The Reef Building Company Creating The 1000 Mermaids Reef Project)

  • Sierra Rasberry - Principal Artist & Co-Creator Of The 1000 Mermaids Project

  • Ernest Vasquez - Principal Sculptor, Artist, & Co-Creator Of The 1000 Mermaids Project.

    Moderated By:

  • Evan Snow - Co-Founder/Managing Partner Of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week, Choose954, and also the Project Manager of 1000 Mermaids Project


This talk is part of Art Fort Lauderdale's "artDISCOURSE" series of artist talks taking place during Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week with free admission made possible by support from The Community Foundation Of Browards Helen & Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund. This talk will take place in the Pier Sixty Six Hotel & Marina in one of the breakout rooms across from the bar in the hotel's lobby.

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Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Art Fort Lauderdale

ART FORT LAUDERDALE is a 4-day curated art fair that transports attendees on a journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant multimillion dollar waterfront properties that feature emerging artists exhibiting various styles and methods of art that reflect the past, the present and the future.. This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premiere location to view, interact with and purchase art along with giving art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging.

This has lead to the creation of Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week (January 19-27, 2019) which was a result of the desire to unite all of Fort Lauderdale's artists and arts & cultural institutions in an effort to highlight all that the city has to offer through an annual self-guided tour and celebration of everything art and culture throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area with the ultimate goal of establishing Fort Lauderdale as an international cultural destination.

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