TEDxFSCJ to Host “Vanishing Worlds,” an Adventure Event Focusing on Ocean Preservation

Join TEDxFSCJ for an upcoming adventure event, “Vanishing Worlds,” where we will explore the underwater-themed paintings of Edmari Hernandez Silen, who’s exhibit, “A/Hogar,” is currently on display at the FSCJ Deerwood Center and serves as impetus and inspiration for our conversation.

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020
6-8 p.m.
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: FSCJ Deerwood Center
Performance Theatre, G1709
9911 Old Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

COST: Free. This event is open to the public but registration is required.Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxfscj-adventure-vanishing-worlds-tickets-89128197839.

The event will be hosted by FSCJ Student and Artist Maiya Elaine and FSCJ Professor of Biology Dr. Chris Perle. Over the course of the evening, a panel of experts will address how the ocean connects us to a wider set of meanings and memories and how both art and science can inspire us to understand, appreciate and better protect our ocean habitats.

Panelists include:

Edmari Hernandez Silen, Featured Artist, MFA in Studio Art, University of South Carolina
Dr. Bill Dally, UNF Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering
Dustin Harewood, FSCJ Professor of Art
Dr. Maia McGuire, University of Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent

For more information, visit tedxfscj.com or email [email protected].

About FSCJ
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 6,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

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