DISCOVERY Art is the creative component of SeaKeepers programming. The works created allow the general public to personally experience and value the oceans, regardless of their proximity to the coast. DISCOVERY Art encourages public awareness of ocean research through the eyes of the artists who are inspired by the ocean. The DISCOVERY Art Program includes the SeaKeepers Featured Artist of the Year and Drifter Art.
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SeaKeepers selects a Featured Artist of the Year whose work is influenced by marine life, science or nature. The Featured Artist of the Year creates custom-made awards for SeaKeepers recognition events, such as Bal de la Mer and Founders’ Dinner. Works designed by the artist are displayed at events to raise funds for the charity and the artist is invited to attend to promote their work.
2019 Artist of the Year – Jessy Nite
Jessy Nite is a contemporary artist based in Miami, FL, USA. Jessy’s work is best characterized by site specific, interactive works that place conceptual art into public places. Her signature use of color and custom made typography cross a variety of disciplines, carrying a playful but deeply rooted narrative.
Nite has exhibited internationally, most notably in London, Zurich, Vienna, and Bangkok. Her public works (including murals, sculpture and installation) can be seen across the US as well as internationally.
View Jessy’s website and bio: http://jessynite.com
View more of Jessy’s work here: https://www.plantthefuture.com/project/whileitlasts/
“THE SUN IS A MAJOR PART OF OUR LIVES HERE IN MIAMI. ITS A CONSTANT AND IT CONNECTS ALL OF US. BY HARNESSING SUNLIGHT, THESE INSTALLATIONS ALLOW THE SUN TO NARRATE HUMAN STORIES OF OUR CITY.”
Drifter Art is a strand of the DISCOVERY Art program. SeaKeepers Drifter shells are painted and embellished by local artists and the SeaKeepers Featured Artist of the Year. Drifter Art encourages public awareness of ocean research. SeaKeepers 2014 Moon Over Miami featured artistic designs on multiple drifter pieces to raise awareness about the SeaKeepers Drifter instrument. Drifter Art is never deployed. Pieces can purchased by private individuals. Drifter Art is displayed at various SeaKeepers events, boat shows, marinas, yacht management and charter offices.
DRIFTER DESIGN GALLERY
SeaKeepers Drifters are decorated by artists and displayed throughout local boat shows and at events to raise awareness about the instrument deployment program.
The following are partners who may have SeaKeepers Drifter Art on display at their locations in the boat shows and also in their offices throughout the year.