ArtsPark at Young Circle Gallery is honored to host the extraordinary collection of undersea photography “A Diver's Dream World” by artist Keat Ooi. The exhibition will be opened until November 17, 2017. The opening reception of the exhibit is Thursday, October 19th from 6 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free.
Hollywood resident artist Keat Ooi started diving in 2007 and, soon after, developed a keen interest in underwater photography. He captures unique images of the marine life below the surface of our beautiful Hollywood Beach and other Floridian coastal communities, such as, Boynton, Boca Raton, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Riviera to West Palm Beach and the Keys. He has also enjoys cave diving in the High Springs area.
Exploring the world’s waters, Keat has photographed in the depths of such places as US Virgin Island, Malaysia and Indonesia. As a passionate diver, he interacts with the aquatic environment, tiny sea slugs, seahorses, eels, sharks, sea turtles and more of the magical submerged beauty of the sea. He snapshots the most stunning images of the marine world that invites the viewer to explore and admire the sea life of vibrant color. Photography can certainly be a powerful instrument for change. Keat brings awareness to the viewer that this endangered beauty is being abused and need to be conserved.
ArtsPark at Young Circle Gallery is opened Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information about this exhibition, contact the gallery at (954) 921-3500.
Harriet Sobie Goldstein, artist, fell in love with the natural environment near her home in Hollywood, Florida. She created a series of evocative oil paintings in which she has interpreted the beauty of the water, beaches, mangroves, and voluminous cloud formations.
“These meditative oil paintings with their brilliant blues and greens are reflective of my love for the beaches and mangroves near my home in Hollywood. I love to sit and gaze at the ocean with its ever-changing colors. These paintings were developed from photographs that I took and my memories of pure bliss. I hope to engender these same feelings in all who view my artwork.”You can learn more about Harriet and her work at www.harrietsobiegoldstein.info. For more information about the artist, contact the artist at (201) 401-6545.
About the Exhibition
As I live my life, I save memories of people and events that are significant to me. These memories are charged with emotions and carry moods of time passed, and that to me is more important than physical objects associated with memories.
When I start painting, I choose a memory that expresses the way I feel at a particular moment. I begin with realistically painting details of that memory. Some memories have lost their form due to the passage of time, but the emotion is still there. In cases like this, I start by painting what I do remember: color, light, shape, and form. Once this basic information is on the canvas, the image is taken to another level; it is intuitively abstracted, thereafter I consciously develop a picture that carries a mood of a particular period of my life and at the same time is aesthetically pleasing to a spectator.
The viewer is invited to feel the moods behind my deeply personal, memory-based paintings that are charged with emotions.
For more information about the artist's work, email artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.921.3500.