Join Artists in Residence in Everglades at Pérez Art Museum Miami for a fascinating discussion about the intersection of art and the environment between sculptor Robert Chambers, biologist Hilary Swain, curator René Morales, artist Michele Oka Doner and AIRIE Creative Director Deborah Mitchell.
Born in Miami, Robert Chambers is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, which bring together whimsy and humor with scientific, mechanical and industrial acumen. He is represented in Miami by Emerson Dorsch.
Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, design objects, furniture, jewelry, public art and video installations. She is represented in New York by Marlborough Gallery.
Born in Canada, Deborah Mitchell is an arts professional and Miami Beach-based artist whose practice explores man’s extremely precarious relationship with nature. After 6+ years leading AIRIE as executive director, she now takes on the role of creative director.
René Morales is a curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami, where he has organized 50+ exhibitions, spear-headed major acquisitions for the museum and contributed to numerous catalogs and publications.
Dr. Hilary Swain has been the Executive Director of Archbold Expeditions since 1995, directing activities at Archbold Biological Station and the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC). She works with a staff of 50 involved in long-term research, environmental monitoring, science education for K-12, undergraduate and graduate students and the public, as well as land management and conservation programs.