Gateway Bank in Ocala to Exhibit Works Of Renowned Marine Wildlife Artist Guy Harvey
OCALA, FL—MAY 23, 2014— Artwork by internationally known marine wildlife artist and ocean conservationist Guy Harvey can be viewed by the public starting Friday, May 23, at the Gateway Bank in Ocala.
The 38-piece exhibit—17 originals and 21 reproductions— are located on the bank’s second level and are open to the public at no cost. The mixed-media exhibit represents Harvey’s vast vision of the wildlife and ecosystems that populate our oceans—ranging from mighty sharks, marlins and billfish to reef species and turtles to birds.
“We are thrilled to be able to display the works of Guy Harvey, who is widely recognized today as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist,” said Tom Ingram, Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Bank. “He combines his talents with his background as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler to create marine wildlife art with an unmatched authenticity and appeal.”
The exhibit opening coincides with Gateway Bank’s annual shareholders’ meeting.
Partnering with Gateway Bank in the exhibition is the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit that funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments.
All of the artwork on display is available for sale to the public. Gateway Bank is donating all portions from its share of the sale of the artwork to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Gateway Bank is located at 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Exhibit hours are 9-5 Monday through Thursday and 9-6 on Fridays. For more information call 353-368-3756.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology. His depictions of marine life, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives.