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Flora & Fauna – Artist Talk

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join the artists behind the exhibition Flora & Fauna: A Galban, Adriano Nicot, Froilán Escobar, Jorge Dans, Josignacio, and Leslie Hiatt as they chat about their art, their individual process, and why they are drawn to use flora and fauna as subject matter. They will also be discussing how they feel their work contributes to the celebration of the world we live in and the importance of preserving and protecting our natural environment.

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Flora & Fauna – IG LIVE Artist Talk

Please join A Galban and Tarin Mohajeri, Beyond Placemaking grantees and the force behind the Flora & Fauna exhibition, as they talk with Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation Executive Director Emily Goot about art, environmental sustainability, and our intricate relationship with the flora and fauna that inhabit our planet. LIVE on Instagram. Events Exhibition Artists… Read More


Flora & Fauna Exhibition

Flora & Fauna showcases the artworks of A Galban, Adriano Nicot, Jorge Dans, Froilán Escobar, Josignacio, and Leslie Hiatt… Read More

Flora & Fauna Opening Reception

Celebrate the magic of nature with us at the opening reception of the Flora & Fauna Exhibition at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas…. Read More


Edel Alvarez Galban (AGalban)

Edel Alvarez Galban was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He showed early artistic inclination in his youth, although his initial professional intent was to pursue a medical career in Cuba. However, in 1993 Galban was denied permission from the Castro government to practice medicine, and so redirected his aspirations back to his passion for the arts. The following year he completed fine arts education from the Federico Engel Art School in Havana where he studied sculpture and draftsmanship. In…… Read More

Adriano Nicot

Adriano Adolfo Fernandez Nicot is a Cuban-American painter and poet based in Miami, Florida. Nicot was born on October 9, 1964, in Havana, Cuba during the early years following the Cuban Revolution. His French heritage from his mother’s family is significant as he is descended from Jean Nicot, who first brought tobacco to France. Nicot displayed an interest and inclination toward the arts early in his childhood and was supported by his parents in his artistic pursuits. Nicot’s father found…… Read More

Jorge Dans

Jorge Dans is a Cuban-Swiss artist with more than 30 years of experience as an artist, designer, engraver, and professor of visual arts. He has taught in several schools and workshops in Switzerland and founded his workshop ©DansART in Geneva more than 20 years ago to teach courses for children and adults in drawing, engraving, and painting. Dans currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida where, with maturity and new creative vision, he engages in the American art market. Although he…… Read More

Froilán Escobar

Froilán Escobar González was born in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba in 1944, where he grew up and completed primary and secondary education. In 1961, he moved to Havana where, later, he would begin university studies in journalism. In 1963, he met José Lezama Lima and took part as a disciple in the Delphic Course. He began that year as a journalist at the Hoy newspaper. In 1966, he went to work for Juventud Rebelde. Hejoined the group of…… Read More


Josignacio (b. José Ignacio Sánchez-Rius, in Havana, Cuba, in 1963) is a Cuban Contemporary artist and author. He is among the most significant living contemporary Cuban and Latin American artists due to his career auction records, paint medium innovations, and association with notable cultural events, venues, and celebrity figures in the US and Cuba. He emerged in Cuba’s controversial “La Generacion de los 80s,” also referred to as New Cuban Art. This cultural decade in Cuba contrasted a country in…… Read More

Leslie Hiatt

Discover the vibrant world of Leslie Hiatt, an artist and creative entrepreneur originating from Tampa Bay, Florida. Originally from New York, Leslie’s artistic talent blossomed early, earning her awards and a scholarship. Her work, showcased locally and in private collections nationwide, reflects a lifelong dedication to creativity and exploration…. Read More

Tarin Mohajeri

Co-curator Tarin Mohajeri was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in West Palm Beach. She has always had a love for art, especially photography. She studied Humanities and Photography at Florida State University and ultimately received a master’s in arts administration. Tarin worked for FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, the Florida Orchestra, Central Park Performing Arts Center, City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency, and most recently has been working as a freelance curator and…… Read More



May 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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