FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,artists, artist, FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013. LIST OF REGIONS AND THEIR COUNTIES Region 1 Northwest Florida (1 -60) Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington Region 2 : North Central Florida (61-120) Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor,Union, Wakulla Region 3 Northeast Florida (121-180) Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns Region 4 Central West Florida (181-240) Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk Region 5 Central Florida (241-300) Lake, Marion, Orange,Seminole, Sumter Region 6 Central East Florida (301-360) Brevard, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, St. Lucie, Volusia Region 7 Southwest Florida (361-410) Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota Region 8 Southeast Florida (411-500) Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach
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PHOTOS BY GLENN BEIL/Democrat


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STEERING COMMITEE

Xavier Cortada
FLOR500 Artistic Director 
Artist-in-Residence
College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) | Office of Engaged Creativity
xavier.cortada@fiu.edu

 

ART

Roberto Rovira, Chair of Landscape Architecture & Associate Professor
FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts
rovirar@fiu.edu

 

BethanyTaylor
FLOR500 Curator , Region 2
Assistant Professor, School of Art + Art History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

www.arts.ufl.edu  |  bwarp@ufl.edu

 

Cynthia Hollis

FLOR500 Curator, Region 2

Director, 621 Gallery

Tallahassee, FL

www.621gallery.org  |  621galleryinc@gmail.com


 

Mary Sullivan Voytek

FLOR500 Curator, Region 7
Associate Professor of Art, Florida Gulf Coast University 
Ft. Myers, FL 
www.fgcu.edu/cas/art  |  mvoytek@fgcu.edu


Raymond Hernandez

FLOR500 Curator , Region 7 

Artist

Ft. Myers, F
 

Debra Magrann

FLOR500 Curator, Region 6

Artist

Fort Pierce, FL


Leslie Pantin
FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council


Christopher Rodriguez
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


NATURE

Richard P. Wunderlin, Ph.D.
Institute for Systematic Botany
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molelcular Biology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu  |  rwunder@cas.usf.edu

 

David Lee, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus
Florida International University


Samuel James Wright
Field Biologist Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami, FL

 

Lisa Roberts
Executive Director
Florida Wildflower Foundation
Gainesville, FL

flawildflowers.org  |  lroberts@flawildflowers.org

 

Jana Sigars-Malina, Esq
FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council

 

HISTORY


Museum of Florida History

Jeana Brunson, Ph.D.
Director, Museum of Florida History
Tallahassee, FL

museumoffloridahistory.com 

jbrunson@dos.state.fl.us

 

Museum of Florida History

Lea Ellen Thornton

Museum Curator Supervisor,

Museum of Florida History

Research and Collections

Tallahassee, FL

museumoffloridahistory.com

leaEllen.thornton@dos.myflorida.com

 

 

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.

Pensacola, FL 

www.historicpensacola.org 


 

City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center

City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center

Fort Walton Beach, FL

www.fwb.org/index.php/museums

 

John G. Riley House and Museum
John G. Riley House and Museum
Tallahassee, FL

 
Polk County Historical Museum
Polk County Historical Museum
Bartow, FL
 

Orange County Regional History Center
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando, FL
 

Matheson Museum
Matheson Museum
Gainesville, FL
 

Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Florida Historical Society
Florida Historical Society
Cocoa, FL
 
 
Sarasota County History Center
Sarasota County History Center
Sarasota, FL
 

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Clewiston, FL
 
 
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach,FL 

 History Miami
HistoryMiami
Miami, FL 

 
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay, FL

 



 



 


 

 


 

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Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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