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Tampa, FL, United States, 2010/04/09 - Artist Elio López will create a chalk art ocean scene in front of The Florida Aquarium entrance on Sunday, April 11, with the help of hundreds of children. The Florida Aquarium is hosting a members only birthday party for its 15th anniversary.
“This is my birthday gift to The Florida Aquarium and a great opportunity to help children bring their love for aquatic animals to life with art,” says López whose avant-garde style attracts a wide range of art lovers. “Chalk art is unique in that it is an accessible form of art that anyone at any age can have fun with and create something beautiful.”
The Florida Aquarium is expecting more than 500 children to attend. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and is free of charge to individuals and families with a membership to The Florida Aquarium. The birthday celebration is also open to friends of members who can come as a guest for only $5. In addition to the birthday party celebration there will be many activities and exclusive previews to The Florida Aquarium’s official anniversary month coming this May.
In addition to participating in the exclusive birthday celebration, López’s latest art series called, “Transcendent Strokes,” will be on display in The Florida Aquarium’s Taylor Great Room starting this week.
“The Florida Aquarium is so much more than an aquarium, it is truly a cultural experience,” says López. “All throughout the exhibits and event venues many local artists are showcased and I’m honored to have my work displayed by an organization that brings attention to the talents of local artists.”
López is an American artist of Northern Spanish decent, born in Tampa, and a graduate of The University of South Florida. Using the latest technology and tools, López’s art is best described as a mix of Postmodernism combined with Modernism, making him one of the foremost Integral Artists that is truly breaking new ground and attracting the next generation of art lovers.
The Florida Aquarium (flaquarium.org) is nationally ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the country by ForbesTraveler.com and TripAdvisor.com, and is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals from around the world. Membership to The Florida Aquarium will be discounted 15 percent in honor of the 15th birthday celebration throughout the month of May. Members of The Florida Aquarium enjoy many benefits including free parking, discounts to special aquarium programs and access to exclusive events. For more information about becoming a member call 813-273-4030.