Tuesday, July 23, 2024

History of Diving Museum To Unveil New Exhibit, ‘Dive Into Art: FantaSea’


The History of Diving Museum will open a new exhibit later this month that encompasses fantasy elements of the underwater world.

Dive Into Art: FantaSea,” the fourth collaborative art show with the museum and the Art Guild of the Purple Isles (AGPI), will open on January 19th, 2022. The exhibit and art show will encompass fantasy elements tied to the ocean: mermaids, pirates, sea monsters and more, as well as literary themes such as fairytales, fantastical poems and epics.

The exhibit will feature art made by AGPI members as well as art created by students at eight different schools in Monroe County, Florida, making this exhibit the largest collaboration to date. The student art will range from sculptural hard cover books to giant story panels. Following the close of the museum’s exhibition, these books will be on display at Monroe County Libraries as a traveling exhibit.

The museum will celebrate the exhibit opening with a virtual launch and Zoom presentation with Captain Laurel Seaborn about “Sirens and Pirate Wenches.” Email programs@divingmuseum.org to register.

FantaSea” will be open through April 20th, 2022.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.