Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. 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?
Big Cypress National Preserve is big. REALLY BIG. With a total land area of 1,139 square miles, the state of Rhode Island can easily fit within its boundaries.