Currently there is fire activity within the Preserve. More »
Campfire Ban in Effect.
Due to severe fire conditions campfires restrictions are currently in place. More »
2013 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 8, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 16 camping will be available at the Midway Campground and the “loop” in the Bear Island Campground within Big Cypress National Preserve. All other established campgrounds will be closed. More »
Artist-In-Residence Art Demonstration Series
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
On September 3, 2012, Current Artist-In-Residence Pippin Frisbie-Calder will hold a workshop demonstrating her artistic medium and techniques. Watch her demonstration and then explore her art, trying your hand at woodcut printing. Stop by Oasis Visitor Center, 52105 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL anytime between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Regarding her work, Pippin says: "Woodcarving is the process of creating a relief through removing wood that would otherwise print as a solid, so that it prints as negative space. The inability to create tone in woodcut leaves a very graphic result, similar to the ink drawings of comic artists. This image is then inked and printed onto paper, where it will print as the reverse of the woodcut. The process of woodcut has been used throughout history in broadsides, as the first public means of distributing information. Then mastered through Hokasai's subtle touches in Japanese art and brought to large-scale proportions in current projects such as Swoons massive graffiti installations."
The Art Demonstration Series offers a chance for the visitor to learn more about how our Artist-In-Residence create their works of art, while at the Preserve.
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the preserve's inspiring landscape. For more information about the Big Cypress Artist-In-Residence program click here.
For more information about the workshop, please call the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201.
Did You Know?
The anhinga is a commonly seen bird in many areas of Big Cypress National Preserve, and other park areas in Florida. However, within the United States of America, the bird is never really seen beyond Florida. Anhingas cousins are more commonly seen in South America and Africa.