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Sci-Cafe: Art + Science | The Hidden World of Apalachicola Bay

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(Presented at JOBA Gallery at High Cotton – 230 Water St. Apalachicola, FL)

Consuming vast amounts of carbon dioxide, diatoms are masters at photosynthesis, taking energy from the sun and transforming it into the air we breathe. Their beautiful and diverse patterns and shapes form sturdy glass-like houses that are so responsive to the dynamics of the world that surrounds them they are used to help monitor and maintain the health of Florida’s waters.

“Mysteriously beautiful, I have learned that diatoms are so much more; they are vital to our health, the waters surrounding us and the world beyond,” said Beth Appleton. “This exploration has led me to the creative bridge between art and science.”

This exhibition showcases Appleton’s discoveries expressed as microphotography, cut paper works, videos and digital assemblages, as well as a talk from Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Megan Lamb on the importance of these fascinating organisms.

Registration is not required but seating is limited.