COASTAL FLORIDA: PRINTS BY HAL STOWERS
On view through August 31, 2015 • Changing Exhibition Galleries
Hal Stowers is a well-known artist and naturalist in Florida. During his long career, Stowers has used his art to document the fragility of our coastal areas, while encouraging preservation of natural resources through grassroots efforts. As a resident of Crystal Beach, Stowers’ environmental interests include protecting the pristine waters and white sand beaches of Pinellas County. He has been integral in the lobbying efforts for protective laws and the State of Florida’s acquisition of Egmont Key, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Anclote Key and other sensitive coastal properties for our collective enjoyment.
Coastal Florida features 11 prints, including five color lithographs from the LRMA collection, donated in 2013 by Dr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Edwards, and six etching/aquatint prints from the 1975 Soliloquies to Disappearing Fragilities series on loan from the artist. The Edwards’ donation included four works from the 1984 Anchorages I Suite (Florida Keys, Everglades, Sanibel Island and Anclote Key) and a fifth print entitled Sun Tide. Stowers created these works with master printer Julio Juristo at Topaz Editions in Tampa as numbered, hand-tinted lithographs with watercolor.
August 23, 2015 @ 3 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Hal Stowers and Coastal Florida