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Lets Draw Underwater

An Art Exhibit by Hunter Payne

After several millions of years crawling out of the water
and onto dry land, multi-media gonzo artist Hunter Payne will take humanity back into the ocean as he dives off the deep end for his next art exhibit, LET’S DRAW UNDERWATER, running Jan. 27 thru Feb. 18 at The Studio@620. The Grand Opening will be Jan. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will include the first viewing of the projects accompanying documentary.
Admission is free of charge

LET’S DRAW UNDERWATER will feature hundreds of drawings created entirely underwater by Payne, accompanied by a documentary of his adventures in the Florida Keys where all the work for the exhibit was produced.

"If it doesn't seem like it's possible, that's the project I need to do,"
said Payne. "That's where life's fun. The ideas that scare me, the ones
that I know will most likely be a failure, those are the ones I want to
put my energy towards. Drawing underwater? Florida Keys? That's an idea,

According to Payne, the Grand Opening on January 27 will include, “Free
admission, chocolate milk, a lot of weird art, the very first look at the
documentary and other awesome secret things that would be anticlimactic if
I gave them away. I will also be autographing sports jerseys all night.”

To fund the project, the 21 year old Payne took an unlikely and truly 21st
century approach to raise the $1000 needed to purchase Mylar paper and art
supplies that work in saltwater, an underwater video camera to shoot
footage for the documentary and pay for boat transportation to the dive
sites. He made a plea on, an online community focused on
funding creative projects. Payne’s pitch was so intriguing and different
that strangers donated $1,292 in less than four days, nearly $300 more
than his goal. To view Payne’s pitch video, log onto

The Studio@620’s gallery hours are Tuesday thru Saturday
noon to 4 p.m. The Studio@620 is located at 620 1st Ave., St. Petersburg,
FL. For more information call 727-895-6620

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