Chula Vista Nature Center Opens Aquatic Art Exhibit SaturdayMar 3rd, 2011 | By Mari Smith | Category: Science and Nature
San Diego County’s Chula Vista Nature Center opens its new Art Aquatic exhibit this Saturday, following a special Member’s Preview Opening Friday night. The exhibit celebrates ocean color, patterns, and beauty by displaying tropical sea life in aquariums decorated with organic glass created by local artists.
The exhibit features colorful tropical sea creatures such as seahorses, clownfish, octopi, moray eels, and silver moony fish. Aquarium tank sizes range from 60-gallon cubes to a 328-gallon cylinder.
To create the exhibit, the Nature Center selected artists from all over San Diego County to contribute their work. 30 proposals were submitted and evaluated.
Contributing artists will be allowed to sell their work after the seasonal exhibit closes on Labor Day. Some artists will donate the proceeds from their installments to funding the center, which has struggled to find financing since becoming a nonprofit in February 2010. Some pieces are available for sale in the Chula Vista Nature Center Gift Shop, and a directory of featured artists is also online for those who wish to buy from artists directly.
Sponsors of the exhibit include Brian and Sally Joseph, Ron Cohn of Henry’s Marketplace, the Roseman Family Trust, Steve Miesen of Allied Waste Services, and Susan Fuller of Fuller’s Plumbing Services.
The art exhibit is free with paid admission to the Nature Center, which costs $11 for adults, with discounted prices for kids and senior citizens. The exhibit is located at the Chula Vista Nature Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910. The exhibit is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, and runs seasonally from March 5 through September 5. For more information see http://www.chulavistanaturecenter.org or call 619-409-5900.