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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

march, 2017

thu23mar6:30 pmColors from the Sea: Exhibit Tour & Discussion with the Artist6:30 pm Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

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Join naturalist and photographer Larry Tackett at 6:30pm Thursday, March 23 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center for a guided tour of his exhibit Colors from the Sea and a discussion about his life and work.

Sponsored by United Bank. Additional program support provided by West Virginia Northern Community College.

About the artist:

Photographer Larry Tackett spent 32 years diving and photographing the world’s seas along with late wife, Denise. Their more than 6,500 dives included some of the most pristine and remote reef systems on the planet.

Tackett’s trips were ones of both vocation and avocation.

As a photographer, the oceans provided him limitless subjects in all sizes and colors. Tackett photographs only a portion of the marine animals he finds hiding in reefs. His subject matter then becomes abstract photographic art of vibrant colors and varied textures.

As a naturalist, Tackett’s photos of coral reef life have been widely published in books and magazines worldwide. His first book — co-authored by wife DeniseReef Life, Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates” was published in 2002. The Tackett’s newest book, Underwater Photography, A Guide to Creative Techniques and Essential Equipment, was published in 2005.

Their work has also been featured in BBC and National Geographic Television specials.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm


Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance

1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003


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