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Press Release

Dramatic Underwater Photographs To Be Featured
At ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries Exhibition

Karen Glaser, whose 226-foot photomural at the Port of Miami offers viewers a close-up perspective of
manatees, mangrove snappers, garfish and other aquatic creatures, will exhibit her dramatic underwater
photographs at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in “Aquascapes,” a one-person exhibition opening Friday, October 1st.

Several of Glaser’s dreamy photographs feature manatees in graceful motion, nuzzling each other,
executing ballerina-like moves in their liquid environment, and interacting with the photographer. The artist’s photographic essay complements the text of the book, “Mysterious Manatees,” which will be available from Books & Books at the exhibition’s opening reception.

“These photographs allow you to feel as if you are looking through a window into a different world,” said
gallery owner and director Virginia Miller.

Other photos show a surrealistic underwater panorama with occasional startling glimpses of the Florida
landscape above, all viewed through the selective eye of a leading photographic artist.

Some of the photos were shot in North Florida’s sinkholes and rivers, including the Suwannee and Crystal.
Others were done in Honduras, Mexico and elsewhere around the Caribbean and Pacific.

Glaser’s underwater photos have been exhibited in scores of museums and marine centers throughout
the nation. Her work has been the subject of numerous articles in both consumer and art publications.
Among the numerous prestigious public collections that include her work are the Art Institute of Chicago,
the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art.

“Aquascapes” opens with a public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1st, Nov. 5th and Dec. 3rd at
ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables. The photos will be exhibited during
regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through the month of December 2004. For more information, call 305-444-4493.