Palm Beach County Visual Arts

Keys to the Cure & the Art of Science: Under the Surface

Keys to the Cure & the Art of Science: Under the SurfaceThursday, March 20, 4pm-6pm - Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Photographic Centre will host Keys to the Cure & the Art of Science: Under the Surface, a new exhibitions by Artist Kelly Milukas that visually explores the mysteries of science and art, on view March 20 – May 31, 2014. Exhibition opening will include lecture by Anthony Atala, M.D., Global Expert in Regenerative Medicine. Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), reminded friends and supporters that the nonprofit organization would be opening its next major exhibition on Thursday, March 20 – a colorful and conscious-expanding exhibition that visually fuses science and art.

The March 20 opening of Keys to the Cure will include a 4 p.m. lecture by Anthony Atala, M.D., Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine where his work focuses on growing and regenerating tissues and organs. He oversees a team of more than 300 physicians and researchers working together to develop healing cell therapies and grow replacement tissues and organs in the lab. A recognized pioneer in the field, Dr. Atala’s team engineered the first lab-grown organ to be implanted into a human – a bladder – and is developing experimental fabrication technologies that can “print” human tissue and organs on demand. Geared toward both the scientific and artistic communities, both the lecture by Dr. Atala and his introduction by artist Milukas will focus on the positive impact of art on the healing process. The lecture will be followed at 5:30 p.m. for the opening reception for the exhibition, to which the public is invited to attend for free.