EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE LOBBY GALLERY
Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour before each event
To inquire about exhibiting artwork, contact the Theatre office
at 561-207-5905 or e-mail to Artwork Inquiry
View more information on art exhibits at
The Art Gallery on the Eissey Campus, located in the BB classroom building.
Photo Exhibit by XOX Photography * March 1 - March 31, 2017
Photographic works by Tony Harper, Matthew Dalton and Katy Gilpatric
A Earth Day Florida
Lake Okeechobee - The Big O.
The Seminole tribe named it big (okee) water (chobee). Lake Okeechobee is the second largest fresh water lake located wholly inside the U.S. It spans 730 sq. miles but is very shallow with an average depth of 9 feet. The ecosystem is home to over 400 species of birds and the beauty of Lake Okeechobee and the surrounding wetlands is captured in these photos. The lake also provides drinking water for surrounding communities, irrigation for agriculture, and is a source for recreation.
Several sources feed Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee River being the largest. Historically water flowed south through the lake into the Everglades. But the natural flow of water has been altered. These days, water levels and flows are controlled through an intricate system of man-made dikes, levees and canals. Since the 1800s, the lake has gone through many stages of intervention to convert its wetlands into farmland in order to grow sugar cane, citrus and raise cattle.
Environmental problems have occurred as fertilizers and pesticides from farmlands run off into the lake and spread through the network of canals. These toxins raise levels of phosphorus which in turn increases the ability for algae to bloom and constrict oxygen in the water. In 2016, Florida governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties because the toxic algae was so extensive. Giant plumes of toxic algae could be found throughout the water system and along the Atlantic coast.
Photo exhibit by XOX Photography, a student-based company that specializes in event, portrait, and landscape photography.
For more information visit the website at www.xoxphotos.com
Photo Credit: Panorama by Matthew Dalton