GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History and Santa Fe College Art Gallery are partnering to open Santa Fe’s newest art display Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.

At SciArt events, artists can sketch pictures of museum exhibits, including “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land.” ©Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, film, photography and digital media created by university students and other Gainesville artists during the 2018 SciArt events hosted at the Florida Museum.

“Through the work of our participating artists we hope to display and celebrate the connection between art and science,” said Santa Fe gallery manager Kyle Novak.

The Santa Fe College Art Gallery will display the pieces Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8-March 15.

Visitors can see works drawn by area artists of museum artifacts. ©Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace

“I’m excited to share with the Gainesville community the awesome work that has been created during the 2018 meetups,” said Florida Museum educator Chelsea Collison.

SciArt Meetups will continue throughout 2019 and include the added element of instructional workshops. The first event on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. focuses on birds. More information is available online at

Da Vinci is the focus of the second SciArt Meetup scheduled for April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. More information is available online at

The final spring SciArt Meetup on May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. will teach participants about reptiles and amphibians. More information is available online at

Registration for each event is $7 per person and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 18 or older and artists must bring their own supplies.

SciArt Meetups are offered in partnership with the Santa Fe College Art Gallery and Wayfaring Painter.

For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062.


Writer: Jessica Finkel, 352-273-2032,
Source: Chelsea Collison, 352-273-2062,
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054,