Salt Life is partnering with world-renowned artist Andreas Franke and The Sinking World to bring an underwater art exhibition to the Florida Keys. The “Stavrokinita Visits Vandenberg: Tarpon Season” project, originally on exhibition in Barbados, will be moved to the Vandenberg artificial reef off Key West, Florida where it will be on display for four months. The artwork will be attached to the USNS Vandenberg.
“The work of Andreas Franke is stunning and unlike any other art display in the world,” Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell said. “I am excited to take part in this dive, along with members of the Salt Life team, and to bring this exhibit to the U.S. for the first time.” The exhibit will celebrate the beginning of tarpon fishing season, which is vital to the local economy. Divers will be able to enjoy the exhibit until late July, when the images will be dried, sealed and put on display at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Eco-Discovery Center.