2014 Zone 4 Closure
Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »
Turner River Closure
Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »
Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. More »
Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure
Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »
Art Demonstration by Artist-In-Residence
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
On December 27, 2012, current Artist-In-Residence Linda Apriletti, will provide a demonstration of her medium at Oasis Visitor Center.The demonstration will be from 10:00-11:30 am.
Linda's recent focus has been on the landscapes of South Florida; more specifically, Big Cypress and the Everglades. "In both plein air and studio paintings, I am trying to bring a fresh and accurate portrayal of the many moods, quality of light and clarity of color of the changing seasons in Florida. I want to draw the viewer into my paintings and perhaps rekindle a personal memory of Florida."
Paying attention to what stops her in her tracks, Linda will capture on canvas the relatively undiscovered scenery that most individuals rarely have the opportunity to experience in person.
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?
There are few "big cypress" in Big Cypress National Preserve. The name actually refers to the great expanse of cypress forest, hundreds of thousands of acres, within the Big Cypress Swamp.