UPDATE from Beth Appleton, Tuesday, May 24, 2023
Thank you for visiting. I’m proud to share news of an exciting exhibition with links to access a movie and virtual event produced for the event.
A Creative Exchange
Teaming with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, my current exhibition represents an explorative and exciting collaboration that connects science and art, the microscopic world and the arts in our dynamic estuary. Located at the Reserve’s Nature Center at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint, this show is available for view, free to the public Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through June 10, 2023. For additional information please call the Reserve at (850) 670-7700 or email email@example.com.
The opening reception event was well received and it was a great honor to participate in the online webinar which aired in March. Below you’ll find access to a “short”, a 14 minute documentary I produced to give insight about this current show and a 12 minute silent film. I hope you will enjoy:
Welcome Movie with Artist Commentary (14 min):
Silent Movie (12 min):
A virtual Sci-Cafe event with artist Beth Appleton, “Life in a Drop of Water” aired March 23, 2023: This webinar is now available to see at your convenience so put your feet up and join us while Beth Appleton, Reserve biologist Megan Lamb and Reserve Educator Melanie Humble discuss the history of human understanding of microscopic life and how artists and naturalists draw inspiration from these organisms.
What Inspires Us?
More about the exhibition:
The Hidden Wonders of Apalachicola Bay Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host “Art+Science: A Creative Exchange” with artist Beth Appleton at the Reserve’s Nature Center located at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. The exhibition represents an explorative and exciting collaboration that connects science and art, the microscopic world and the arts in our dynamic estuary.
Opening reception was Fri., March 10, 2023, 5:00-8:00 p.m. but the show continues! The reception was sponsored by Friends of the Reserve hosted under the covered outdoor patio space connecting the parts of this collaborative exhibit. Art, micrographic images and illustrated journals display in the Education Center where microscope viewing is made available.
The exhibit is available through Sat., June 10, 2023. Now on view, this exhibit is free to the public during regular hours at the Center: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information call (850) 670-7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the artist: Inspired by Florida’s beautiful coastal environment, local artist Beth Appleton began a new series of works in 2011 when she viewed a water sample from Apalachicola Bay under a high-powered microscope allowing her to view the estuary’s tiniest inhabitants — diatoms and a vast diversity of micro-life; a sight that still inspires her latest works. Her works are expressed as microphotography, cut paper works, videos and digital assemblages. Appleton explains, “I continue to be amazed by the mystery and beauty found in a drop of water.”