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AFC Announces “Green, White & Blue” Exhibit in South Florida

Exhibit to Tour South Florida Locations Courtesy of BBX Capital Foundation Sponsorship
AFC Announces “Green, White & Blue” Exhibit in South Florida

The world's top conservation-themed art exhibit is returning to South Florida with two showings by internationally recognized and accomplished painters and sculptors in the nature art genre.

Following last year's pilot program, Artists for Conservation (AFC) are returning to Broward County with a "Green, White & Blue Festival" exhibit for 2015, featuring the works of 45 artists. The showings are scheduled from April 25-May 3 at the Ansin Family Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center and from May 12 to June 15 at the Alvin Sherman Library Gallery at Nova Southeastern University. An opening reception is planned for 6 p.m. on April 30th at the Miramar Cultural Center.
AFC will also screen three of its short films during the exhibits: "Art & Conservation in the Caymans", "The Soysambu Legacy" and "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla".

The exhibits presented by BBX Capital Foundation are free to the public.

"We are so delighted to partner with Artists for Conservation to bring these extraordinary exhibits to South Florida," said Lois Marino, Executive Director of the BBX Capital Foundation. "The work this non-profit organization does is so beneficial to the arts, education and conservation in our community."

"After the positive reception to our exhibit last year, we and partners the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF), The Miramar Cultural Center and Nova Southeastern University, have decided to expand on education and environmental message," said Jeff Whiting, AFC President and Founder.

Whiting said the "Green, White & Blue Festival" exhibit aims to become a rallying point for the local arts and conservation communities to advocate for public art, art instruction and environmental education in schools and, in general, a resurgence in arts and conservation across the region.

Through its exhibits, AFC links world-class art and artists with critical wildlife and nature conservation causes to inspire the public to become engaged and better informed. Whiting said 40% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork supports conservation and education.

AFC's exhibit last year was attended by more than 1,100 students. Antonio Fins, Executive Director of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which works with schools and organizations to promote marine conservation education, said that number could easily surpass 1,500 this year as more schools are being recruited to attend and participate in a variety of activities.

"We are proud to join AFC in launching the Green, White & Blue Festival, and extending the mission as promised at last year's pilot," said Fins. "We invite schools and teachers across the region to take advantage of this unique opportunity to put STEAM education principles in action."

While on tour in Florida, the "Green, White & Blue Festival" exhibit will serve as a platform for immersive experience for local and inner-city students, combining films, interpretive gallery tours, and hands-on art activities with guest AFC artists.

Whiting said AFC through its partners and sponsors-Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Miramar Cultural Center, Nova Southeastern University, Hoffman's Chocolates, BankUnited and City&Shore- plans to grow its presence in South Florida and become a major annual art event.

To learn more about the South Florida exhibits, please go to www.artistsforconservation.com/south-florida.

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