December 22, 2016 to March 4, 2017
Gallery 1: Illuminating the Deep: Explore. Learn. Act. Showcases the collaborative genius of the internationally-recognized authority on bioluminescence, Dr. Edie Widder, and the artist, Steven Bernstein, PhD, combining art and science. Their vibrant photographic images of unimagined creatures, captured in the depths of the sea by Dr. Widder’s unique cameras, accompanied by informational panels, provide a colorful and engaging introduction to the language of light (and giant squid) in our oceans.
Gallery 2: Featuring the Art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration presents a private collection of original paintings depicting the never-before-seen wonders of the deep by Else Bostlemann. Bostlemann was the expedition artist for scientist William Beebe during the world-record Bathysphere dives into the deep sea in the 1930’s. Beebe and Bostlemann introduced the world to bioluminescence. This historic artwork, on loan to the Lighthouse ArtCenter from the Bostlemann family, was created for National Geographic, and have never been publicly displayed.
Gallery 3: Google Tilt Brush Step into the cutting edge of technology with virtual reality and the newly released Tilt Brush by Google! Visitors will be immersed in the experience of bioluminescence as they paint with light in 3-D. Walk inside your “painting,” look at it from above, below, and through both sides. This astonishing new art form is sure to be popular, appointments are necessary.
Tilt Brush video >
Tilt Brush video >
Sandra Shaw from WPBF abc Channel 25 came to visit Illuminating the Deep! She's wild about Edie Widder's giant squid, Else Bostlemann's artwork for National Geographic, and our virtual reality...take a look.
MEDIA KIT >
TED talks by Dr. Edie Widder
• How we found the giant squid >
• Glowing life in an underwater world >
• The weird and wonderful world of bioluminescence >
Ocean Research and Conservation Association >
Kilroy Academy (Free curriculum developed by Dr. Edie Widder) >
ORCA videos on YouTube >
Meet Kilroy: Measuring water quality in real time >
Kilroy’s real time data display>
ORCA on Facebook >
Oceanography Society Magazine article >
Palm Beach Post article >
Else Bostelmann on Wikipedia >
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