Featuring work paintings, a large-scale installation, and a gallery encouraging audience participation, the upcoming exhibition “Expanding Waters” explores the current dire state of our world’s waters. A tableau at the center of the exhibition will become the setting for live performances of theater, dance and music focused on the themes of the show.
Our waters now are warming and rising, fueling an intensification of hurricanes and flooding our lands making this exhibition an urgent one. Thus, the exhibition asks participants to consider how to mitigate warming waters and to [even] share their personal thoughts, observations and solutions.
Dr. Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse of Mickett-Stackhouse Studio in Tarpon Springs, FL, have been making art collaboratively for over twenty years. They make two-dimensional and three-dimensional place-appropriate art that is collected and commissioned by museums, private collectors, commercial developers, and state and local governments. Mickett comes to the collaboration from a background in philosophy, film, radio, poetry, and theater. Stackhouse followed a traditional visual arts path. His individual work is in museum collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, and The National Gallery of Australia. Both hold PhDs: Mickett in philosophy and Stackhouse an honorary doctorate from University of South Florida in art. They and their work have received many honors including being the 2020 Creative Pinellas Art Laureates.