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   ART IN ACTION - Florida Keys Wild Bird Center On-line Exhibition and Fundraiser



Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Exhibition
Organized by
Fine Art Professor Claudia Scalise

This year's exhibition features one-ofa-kind drawings donated by Fall2015 term ART1300 students
to benefit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. The images are a result of a semester-long Service Learning Project that began with a visit to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center and culminated in the donated pieces for sale.
During the visit, students shot source photos and made sketches they worked from once back at the studio
on Campus.  In the final works, students focus on compositional arrangement, a variety of drawing skills,
and media.  While the subject matter directly depicts the native and migratory birds treated
at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, the content expresses each individual students response
in creating awareness about local fauna protection and celebrating the diverse species found in Florida.          
Pieces will be distributed to owners after March 25, 2016.
To purchase, email Alison Walker at or call 305-237-3450








A Blue Jay

By Ylwahk Thomas


B&W Charcoal on blue Canson paper











by Alena Kalashnikova

17x 22

B&W Charcoal on grey BFK Reeves












by Tatiana Morejon

20" x 28"

Color pencils on black paper








by Manuela Granada


Ink wash and watercolor on Canson paper








By Amanda Sanchez-Breton


B&W Charcoal with added color pastels on Grey BFK Reeves










By Luis Zena


Watercolor on Bristol paper








By Luis Mejicanos


B&W Charcoal on grey BFK Reeves






Humming Bird

By Yamila Alvarez


Charcoal and color pencils on drawing paper







By Laura Arango


Oil on paper








Eastern Screech Owl

By Stephanie Coto


B&W Charcoal on Canson










Air, Swift, Calm

By  Ashley Faure


Pastels on Canson paper









Pelican and Coconut

By Veronica Murphy


Charcoal and watercolor on BFK Reeves







Conversation Piece

By Vivian Gutt


Charcoal and watercolor on watercolor paper








By Marshal Lekhovitser


Charcoal on paper




Postcards based on original wood cut

By Leika Pierre-Louis (Fall 2014)

$1 each




Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Fundraiser
Professor Claudia Scalise has worked with students since 2013 to support the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.
See links below to view and purchase prints from past exhibits.

Prints 2013-14           Prints 2014-15           Prints Summer 2015

To purchase, email Alison Walker      

Checks should be made out  directly to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.
Shipping expense checks should be made out to MDC Foundation/EEI Program Support Fund.



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"The Florida Keys Wild Bird Centers mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of  coexistence with all wild bird species."

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