Want a special chance to meet Guy Harvey in a VIP setting? 36North and Perfect Latitude can make it happen at the North Carolina Seafood Festival.
After years of traveling the world, chasing place after place and event after event, 36North has returned home to its roots. But they aren’t coming alone. 36North is bringing Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, bringing the Perfect Latitude back to where it all began!
Join us in capturing the mysterious and unknown in a setting that everyone can be a part of Saturday, October 6th, from 12-2pm at 36N, 413 Evans St. (next to The Sanitary Restaurant).
36North started right here on the Waterfront as a small gallery that went by “The Occhio Gallery,” featuring the artwork of Marc Montocchio. Since then they have taken the Perfect Latitude nationwide, bringing the unique and natural concept of living life to its fullest to crew members across the country. Now 36North is home, right back here in Morehead City! With their return, they are proudly sponsoring one of Morehead City’s most exciting events, the North Carolina Seafood Festival.
The Perfect Latitude is more than just a place. It’s an idea that envelops every part of daily life, an escape to something extraordinary within the ordinary. So in spirit of everything that is 36North, they have brought with them the celebrity artist and philanthropist Guy Harvey for a special VIP event and public signing.
To pay their respect to where everything began, 36North is promising to dedicate a portion of the proceeds from Guy Harvey’s visit back to the community, through the CMAST Association, helping to preserve and inspire the lifestyle that draws people across the eastern coast to Morehead City.
So remember 36North this year during Seafood Fest. Together, the Perfect Latitude and Guy Harvey will be teaming up to bring a broad selection of Guy Harvey and 36North apparel and accessories to people like yourself who are committed to chasing down that one location that inspires us to do everything we do in life, our Perfect Latitude.
So, you want a special chance to meet Guy Harvey in a VIP setting? Call the Gallery at 252-222-3355 to see if VIP tickets are still available for sale for our Friday night event with Cocktails and Appetizers.
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. Growing up in Jamaica, Guy spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island’s south coast. He was passionate about marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.
Born in Lippspringe, Germany on September 16, 1955 while his father was serving as a Gunnery Officer in the British Army, Guy is a 10th generation Jamaican of English heritage as his family immigrated to Jamaica in 1664. From his early inspirations, Guy’s natural gift to recreate the underwater realm has propelled him from Professor of Marine Biology to a Wildlife Artist and Photographer. Guy initially opted for a scientific education, earning high honors in Marine Biology at Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977. He continued his formal training at the University of West Indies, where he obtained a Doctorate in Fisheries Management.
In 1985, he depicted Ernest Hemingway’s famous fishing story The Old Man & the Sea through a series of 44 original pen and ink drawings and displayed them at an exhibition in Jamaica. Based on the positive response he received at the show, Guy began painting full time and by 1988 was providing custom artwork for use on a variety of products.
Guy began to travel the world to gain more knowledge of the behavior and activities of marine wildlife. He became an avid scuba diver and skilled underwater photographer. He pioneered a technique of diving and photographing free-swimming billfish. His personal observations made during these diving expeditions have better enabled him to capture the detail in his paintings that contributes to the popularity of his work. Guy became a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists in 1999.
In 2001, with permission from the Hemmingway family, Guy released Santiago’s Finest Hour, a compilation of 56 pen and ink drawings inspired by The Old Man & the Sea. Guy’s first autobiography, Portraits From The Deep, a 208 page hardbound coffee table stylebook was released in 2002. In 2004, Guy Harvey’s Portraits From The Deep, a made-for-television fishing series, debuted. Also in 2004, Guy received the NOGI Award—the oldest and most prestigious award in the diving industry, given to artists, scientists, educators and other distinguished individuals.
Guy received a Telly Award in 2007 for a Portraits episode featuring black marlin. Panama Paradise, authored by Guy and released in 2011, features pictures and illustrations of the world famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.
Guy has collaborated with fellow marine artist Wyland to create several large scale murals in Key West, Marathon, Key Largo, Homosassa, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Guy has also created three indoor murals on his own; including a 300’ x 50’ shark mural for Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, a 60’ x 50’ mural at Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and another large-scale mural at Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. In August 2011, Guy designed a 44-by-24 foot vinyl wrap mural—his first outdoor application for the newly opened Surf Style parking garage and swim shop in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
November 2011, Guy was honored as the recipient of the Artists for Conservation’s Simon Combes Conservation Award. Guy was chosen for a lifetime of extraordinary support of conservation through artistic excellence.
Guy currently maintains his art studio in Grand Cayman, where he lives with wife Gillian and their two children, Jessica and Alex.
As an ardent conservationist, Guy has consistently supported “catch and release” fishing ethics for game fish around the world. He works closely with many conservation organizations to help protect global fishery resources. In 1986, he was selected as Jamaica’s representative to the International Game Fish Association and in 1992 was appointed as a Trustee. Guy’s support of the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo and its artificial reef program was highlighted by his sponsorship in 1997 of the sinking of a retired 185-foot ship to create the artificial “Guy Harvey Reef”. In 1998, Guy was voted the IGFA’s first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the World Fishing Awards Committee and was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010, Guy received the Vasco Nunez de Balboa Grand Cross, the highest honor the country of Panama bestows on a non-Panamanian. He was honored for his work to preserve and publicize Panama’s marine resources.
In 2011, Guy brought his cause to promote the conservation of sharks into national focus with the support of several initiatives, including an effort to protect these special animals through the creation of a Shark Free Marinas campaign, the creation and support of catch and release fishing tournaments, and a successful effort in July to convince the Government of the Bahamas to prohibit all commercial shark fishing in its more than 240,000 square miles of territorial waters.
Guy’s message regarding shark protection initiatives is heard loud and clear in the documentary “This is Your Ocean: Sharks”, co-staring fellow artist Wyland and photographer Jim Abernathy. The 44-minute documentary, which premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2011 to positive reviews, depicts sharks in their environment capturing both adventure and passion and providing the audience with face-to-face realism never shown before on film. . To view the trailer of the documentary, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPdZVnkoMCM
Guy’s conservation efforts embrace many threatened and endangered species including bluefin tuna, Nassau grouper, sea turtles and a nationwide effort to “Take Marlin off the Menu”, as a seafood option in the continental U.S.
Funding the Research
Collaboration between Guy and Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) was established in 1999 with a mission to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve and effectively manage the world’s marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI has received widespread attention for its research, including Time and Newsweek magazines and is on display in the Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall.
In 2008 Guy started the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding leading scientists as they develop new strategies for sensible fisheries management and educators, who will create novel instructional programs to stimulate future scientists and new stewards of the marine environment.
Numerous organizations and causes have benefited from GHOF support over the years, including the Guy Harvey Research Institute at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, Bimini Biological Field Station, University of Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History, Mote Marine Laboratory, The Ocean Foundation, Florida Sea Grant’s Guy Harvey Scholarship, Central Caribbean Marine Institute and the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami.
GHOF grants are used to fund important, new scientific discoveries on everything from migratory and reproductive patterns of various pelagic species, to breakthroughs in DNA analysis, to conservation action initiatives to preserve and protect many endangered species of sharks, groupers, marlin, bluefin tuna and sea turtles, to raising an amazing $500,000 following through its “Save Our Gulf” campaign following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Guy’s unique business plan is to turn his many successes into a percentage giveback to his foundation, which is dedicated to making a real impact in conserving our oceans and marine wildlife. Portions of all Guy Harvey Licensed products are set aside to support this cause.
As of 2011, drivers in Florida can also help the cause by purchasing a Florida “Catch Me…Release Me” specialty license plate. A portion of the funds received from the sale of the plate goes directly to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
As of April 2012, Guy and the Florida Lottery officially launched the GUY HARVEY® Scratch-Off game, featuring a series of six colorful wildlife illustrations representing original Guy Harvey® Collector’s Series Artwork. All licensing proceeds from the sale of the tickets go entirely to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
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