Lee Trust and Viva Florida Present….
ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation exhibit and artist panel
November, art & archaeology panel November 2nd 1:30-4:30pm
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers
In conjunction with an exhibition of artists who represent early Floridians through various media, a panel discussion of artists and scholars will focus on visual arts, archaeology and history – how imagery of the past is developed and the effect of representations on understanding. The panel will engage the audience in a discussion of how representations of science and art coincide and conflict in our collective understanding of Florida history. The panelists include former state archaeologist Ryan Wheeler, local archaeologists Theresa Schober and Steven Koski, and American Indian literature scholar Gretchen Bataille, as well as renowned artists Hermann Trappman, Elizabeth Neily, David Meo, Dean Quigley and Ted Morris.
Sponsored by Lee Trust for Historic Preservation and Florida Anthropological Society with grant assistance provided by the Florida Humanities Council.
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