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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey

15-April from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey

VIRTUAL Event on Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Currently on view at the Custom House Museum are 59 of Guy Harvey’s pen-and-ink illustrations of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Created by Harvey very early in his career,the public response to the drawings would inspire him to become a professional artist. On April 15th we will host a virtual interview with Guy Harvey led by local journalist, Carol Shaughnessy, as we revisit these early sketches and talk about their significance to conservation, awareness, and connection to Ernest Hemingway.


About Guy Harvey:

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, explorer and entrepreneur, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.


About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation:

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. www.GHOF.org


About Carol Shaughnessy:

Carol Shaughnessy has lived in Key West for 40 years.  She has been working in tourism, entertainment, cultural and special event writing and publicity for more than 30 years.  She has worked with NewmanPR, helping oversee public relations for its client, the Florida Keys & Key West tourism council, for more than 20 years.  She is the deputy bureau chief of NewmanPR’s Florida Keys News Bureau.  Shaughnessy also writes the Florida Keys & Key West’s official tourism blog, “Keys Voices,” and is the author of the nonfiction shipwreck book “Diving into Glory.”  In addition, she has worked and volunteered for about 25 years with Key West’s Hemingway Days festival — now holding the unofficial position of festival director emeritus.

Sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust, Lee Garrison, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs


April 15
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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