Celebrate Earth Month with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center as we host an art show featuring art made from sustainable materials by local artists, and an outdoor screening of the documentary "Blue the Film." Snacks will be available for purchase in our parking lot from 6:30-8:30 pm. We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit under the stars, and enjoy this movie with us. The movie will begin at 8:00 pm on an inflatable screen between our aquariums; come early and enjoy the art show.
Bring chairs or blankets, mosquito repellent, and a refillable water bottle. This film is recommended for ages 10 and up. Please carpool where possible as our parking is limited. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Thanks to Friends of Gumbo Limbo, there is no charge for the art show or movie. Advanced, online registration is required as space is limited.
About "Blue The Film"
"Blue The Film" takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, Blue takes us into their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. This feature documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come. In this 75-minute film, we will see that there is a way forward and the time to act is now.
- Kelsey Schmitt
- Stacey Coon
StaySea is an artist native to South Florida - her style is inspired by the natural patterns of the ocean when she's surfing or on the water, as well as the organic designs in trees and stones. She aims to use these patterns in a way to show the energy connection between us all. Much of her live art and studio work represent native flora and fauna of Florida, as well as endangered animals. StaySea knows that art can pave a vision of hope to inspire people to work along side nature instead of against it. If we can provide eyes with the beauty of our environments, perhaps this can shed some light on progressive forward motion. We can show through art that our direct impact on the world yields results over time, and we need these influences to be positive.
- Dana Doodlez
Dana moved here in 2005 from Rochester, NY for the palm trees and sunshine. Self-proclaimed as an old soul, Dana loves any and all animals, with sea turtles being her favorite. She spends most of her spare time outdoors pulling inspiration from mother nature, reading and finding canvas’ for her art. When she's not making art, her other passion is music, whether it’s playing her guitars or finding some live music to enjoy.
- Lazaro “Laz” Ruda
Raised in south Florida, Laz has been near the ocean his entire life. His unwarranted fears of the ocean's mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during his childhood summers in Key West and Singer Island. Floating below him was an alien world waiting to be discovered. Over forty years later this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether he is on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture his attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination he felt as a small boy dipping his head underwater for the very first time. It is through his web site, TheLivingSea.com, that he hopes to share with others the wonder of this incredible world as he sees it. His hope is that his images and stories will help others understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and his passion and admiration for the natural world helps to inspire a greater sense of stewardship towards the planet.
- 6:30-7:30 pm: Check in at the Welcome Desk in the Nature Center
- 6:30-7:45 pm: Exhibits and Activities Open: Art Show, Outdoor Aquariums, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, Nature Center, Gift Shop, Education Table, Friend of Gumbo Limbo Table
- 6:30-8:30 pm: Snacks available for purchase in the parking lot, picnic tables available in the school group lunch area under the building
- 8:00 pm: “Blue the Film” begins between the aquarium’s pavilions
- 9:30 pm: End of program