STEAM Event - Dr. Guy Harvey
Artist, conservationist, angler, diver, scientist, entrepreneur and explorer; those are some of the many achievements that describe Dr. Guy Harvey's impressive career.
Growing up in Jamaica, Harvey spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island's south coast. He was obsessed with marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.
This childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. He graduated with honors in marine biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, and returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in fisheries biology in 1984.
He became a professor of fisheries biology for a short time but eventually pursued his love of art full-time after selling all of his artwork at his first appearance at a Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Harvey's brand was born shortly afterward. His depictions of sealife, particularly marlin and dorado, are now reproduced in prints, posters, T-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. He's also become known for his techniques in photographing and filming aquatic life.
Dr Guy Harvey spoke recently at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. The event was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion, which was decorated with pictures of coral reefs and sea life.
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Join Palm Beach State College, Guy Harvey and our sponsors in continuing the STEAM legacy.
To date, over $2.5 million has been raised to:
• Fund new student scholarships
• Develop academic program enhancements
• Provide new internship opportunities
• Open doors for women and minorities in STEAM professions
• Build new business and community partnerships
For more on this event, including sponsorship information, please contact the Foundation Office at 561-868-3450.