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Lecture by Keith Monroe - Wild Arctic & 7/10ths Blue Exhibit

Lecture by Keith Monroe
Thursday, November 10
Doors open at 5:30 pm, Program begins at 6 pm
FREE admission / Refreshments

Wild Arctic & 7/10ths Blue Exhibit
by Keith Monroe

Conservation through personal stewardship and awareness is the cornerstone of the message Monroe tries to share photographically. Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 10 as Monroe hosts a lecture in the second floor gallery of Historic City Hall. The event will be open to the public at no charge; doors will open at 5:30 with the program to begin at 6 pm.

Photographic imagery from years of exploration above and below the frigid north to the vibrant tropical seas.  Meet photographer, Keith Monroe during the opening reception (opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 - 8pm). Exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31. 

Award-winning photographer, Keith Monroe, opens two photographic collections and will be available to meet and greet guests. Wild Arctic and 7/10ths Blue (percent of surface water to dry land) have been in the making for years. The display includes images taken in extreme and challenging conditions from five continental regions and four ocean systems. Polar bears, harp seals, great white sharks to clown fish are just a few of the creatures highlighted in the exhibit.

Monroe has been scuba diving since 1977 and has photographed underwater wonders from the Red Sea to the South Pacific and three U.S. coasts. He has worked with National Geographic photographers and other high-end shooters in photo projects around the world. In his most recent expedition he traveled to the high Arctic to record the fragile environment, both visually and scientifically, of the floating icepacks of the Arctic Ocean to the glacier graveyards of southern Greenland. The 7/10 th’s Blue component of the exhibit explores the depths of tropical and subtropical waters from the Gulf of Mexico to the Coral Triangle of the south western Pacific.  These sensitive areas of our seas are often challenged in survival from both natural and manmade events.

The HCH A&C Center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission to all exhibitions is free to the public. No photography (including camera phones) is allowed in the building. For more information, please call (337)491-9147 or e-mail artsandculture@cityoflc.us.

Lecture by Keith Monroe - Wild Arctic & 7/10ths Blue Exhibit
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