Wednesday, January 15, 2014
CHARLESTON — Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey is partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium to display a complete range of his artwork in “Canvases for Conservation,” an art installation opening Jan. 17. The South Carolina Aquarium is honored to be the first aquarium to feature a large collection of Guy Harvey’s artwork. “Canvases for Conservation” will additionally feature one of Dr. Harvey’s loggerhead sea turtle originals. This original will be displayed alongside pieces featuring wildlife native to South Carolina, such as a bald eagle, rainbow trout, alligator, redfish, marlin, and sharks.
“Canvases for Conservation” will be a collection of framed art, including original canvases and giclee reproductions. Each piece will be available for purchase with proceeds directly supporting conservation and education programs at the South Carolina Aquarium, and research by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
“These amazing works of art will inspire our guests to see the natural world in a profound new way,” remarked Kevin Mills, Aquarium president and CEO. “Together, the Aquarium, Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation share the belief that we can protect the natural world through a concerted call to action.”
“We are thrilled to be able to work with the South Carolina Aquarium to host this special Exhibit,” stated Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey Inc. and the Ocean Foundation. “The opportunity to educate the Aquarium’s visitors and hopefully to sell some artwork that will benefit both the Aquarium and our Foundation makes this exhibition even more special.”
After completing Guy Harvey’s artistic journey, guests are invited to browse through a selection of his merchandise in the Aquarium Gift Shop, such as his popular T-shirts and prints of his artwork. “Canvases for Conservation” will be open to the public from Jan. 17 to July and is included with admission to the Aquarium.