SNORKELING TRAIL MURAL, PUBLIC ART
Awarded by the Riviera Beach CRA. Mural location: 2601 Broadway Ave. Riviera Beach, Florida, 2018
The mural is dedicated to the Phil Foster Park Snorkeling Trail, an international destination, known for exotic and rare species of marine life.
Phil Foster, a “pioneer” citizen in Riviera Beach, lived in the area for 32 years prior to his death in 1917.
He was the owner of one of the area’s first tourist courts. The park was opened and dedicated in his memory in January 1953.
The Phil Foster Artificial Reef and Snorkel Trail are composed of nearly two acres and 600 tons of limestone boulders.
The Blue Heron Bridge area is internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, and snorkelers
or its abundance of unique marine life – over 282 species recorded in the REEF database.
Read about two species of octopuses – Octopus Vulgaris and Macrotritopus Defilippi (Longarm Octopus)
found in the Lake Worth laguna in the “Interview with an Octopus Researcher” (Chelsea Benice), an article by Michael Bear.
Copyright © 2017 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.
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“The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency would like to thank Murals by Georgeta for being a vital part of our Riviera Beach Art and Branding Project. Georgeta had the daunting task of installing a great piece of artwork at the main intersection of our City. The design and the final product was truly something special. Her positive work ethic and consummate professionalism were also to be admired. We look forward to working with her in the near future.” – Riviera Beach CRA Leadership
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I have worked with Georgeta for three Public Art mural projects… I have had the privilege to witness her work ethic and ability to communicate and work with staff and stakeholders to achieve a consensus regarding the final mural. She is a tireless worker who constantly reworks her designs to accommodate all the opinions offered. I highly recommend Georgeta Fondos as an extremely creative artist, muralist, professional artist, and creative mind to execute a mural for you.” Beth Ravitz, Public Artist and Artist Consultant, Lauderhill, Florida
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