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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
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Renowned Marine Artist Guy Harvey’s “Old Man and the Sea” Artwork on Display in NSU’s Library Gallery

Exhibition and Events are FREE to the public at NSU’s library April 5 through June 30, with special preview and opening reception on April 4

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Original artwork by noted marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will be on display April 5 through June 30 in the Second Floor Gallery of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, located at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard in Davie.

The exhibit, Guy Harvey: An Exhibit of Watercolors and Drawings, features 59 original drawings, watercolors, prints and paintings, including 44 pen and ink drawings Harvey created in 1985 to illustrate Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel The Old Man and the Sea.

This collection has been lent to NSU by Guy Harvey collectors Dave and Cheryl Copham, along with a set of prints owned by NSU’s Oceanographic Center.

A special VIP Exhibit Opening is being hosted by the library’s Circle of Friends on Wednesday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening is complimentary for Circle of Friends members, with tickets costing $25 for general admission. RSVP is required by calling 954-262-4627.

Additional FREE children’s exhibit-related events include:

  • Sharkey’s Storytime: Sharks! In Honor of the Guy Harvey Exhibit
    Wednesday, April 18
    10:30-11 a.m. – Stories & Songs
    11-11:15 a.m. – Craft & Family Literacy University
    11:15-11:30 a.m. – Little Learners’ Computer Lab

Share stories and sing songs about sharks! Featured books include Shark in the Dark by Peter Bentley and Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton. Visit the library’s art gallery after storytime to see art by premier marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey. (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)

  • After School Craft Hour Featuring Sharks

Friday, April 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join us in craft-making and music inspired by all the wonders of the ocean! After the craft hour, be sure to check out the artwork of premier marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey. First Floor, Room 1017. (Ages 6 and up)

Additional FREE adult exhibit-related events include:

  • Lunch and Learn Series: Piscibus Marinis, the History of Fish Illustration

Tuesday, April 10, from 1-2 p.m.

Nora Quinlan, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library’s Director of Reference, talks about the development of the art and science of natural history book illustration with a focus on the history of fish illustration.

  • Ancient Gardens of the Deep: Crinoids in Science, History and Art

Tuesday, April 17, from 1-2 p.m.

Presentation by NSU Professor Charles Messing, of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, which explores crinoids from aspects including science, history and artistic significance.

  • Gyotaku: the Art of Fish Printing

Saturday, April 21, from 1-4 p.m.

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku. More than 100 years ago, Japanese fishermen took rubbings of the fish they caught to document their catch. The intricate beauty of the fish was captured and preserved. Today the same technique is used to make prints and decorate fabric.

In 2007 Harvey was commissioned by NSU to create the world’s largest indoor marine mural now on permanent display in the university’s Don Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. Harvey also created a number of watercolor studies for this mural which are also on display.

Harvey is an active advocate for marine conservation, and has established the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at NSU, as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds scientific research and educational initiatives. This exhibit honors his support of NSU.

Guy Harvey: An Exhibit of Watercolors and Drawings is FREE and open to the public at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit, its opening, or related events please visit www.nova.edu/library/main or call 954-262-4637.


About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.


Media Contact:
Brandon Hensler, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5385/5170(office), 954-393-5926(cell), Brandon.Hensler@nova.edu