Mallory O' Connor: Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby

Presented by Bay Arts Alliance at Panama City Center for the ARTS, Panama City FL

May 24
Mallory O' Connor: Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby

In her talk, “Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby,” at the Panama City Center for the Arts on May 24, at 6pm, Mallory O’Connor will be drawing parallels between Bartram and Catesby’s adventures and works.

In the late 1700’s, William Bartram explored the Southeast under extreme conditions. He encountered exotic diseases, hostile natives, raging rivers, and wild creatures, and he studied them all. Linnaeus called him the greatest botanist in the world.

But Bartram was actually following in the footsteps of another naturalist who explored the southeast sixty-two years earlier—Mark Catesby. Catesby conducted one of the earliest and most comprehensive studies of the flora and fauna of southeastern North America, which resulted in 263 watercolors and drawings, hundreds of preserved specimens, and fascinating field notes.

In her talk, “Before Bartram: Artist-Naturalist Mark Catesby,” at the Panama City Center for the Arts on May 24, at 6pm, Mallory O’Connor will be drawing parallels between Bartram and Catesby’s adventures and works. Attendees will also learn more about the historical and cultural context of their explorations and findings to more fully understand the importance and impact their travels had on the scientific community and world.

The lecture is the last in a series of humanities lectures scheduled throughout the year that are sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets cost $5 for members ($10 for non-members) and are for sale on the Panama City Center for the Arts website: www.pccenterforthearts.com/speaker-series.

More about Mallory O’Connor
Mallory O’Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. She holds degrees in art, art history, and American history from Ohio University. For twenty years she taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College. During this time, she also wrote hundreds of magazine articles and critical essays, and curated numerous exhibitions for museums and galleries.

She is the author of two non-fiction books, Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast and Florida’s American Heritage River, both published by the University Press of Florida. Her American River trilogy is her first foray into fiction novels.

Born in Illinois and raised on a ranch on the American River in Northern California, Mallory now resides with her husband, artist John O’Connor, in Micanopy, Florida.

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$10 for non-members

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • May 24, 2019 at 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Fri)

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Doors open at 5:30pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Panama City Center for the ARTS

19 East 4th St, Panama City, FL 32401

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