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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Annual 60-Day ORV Closure for Wheeled Vehicles

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, June 2, the annual 60-day recreational ORV closure for all units of the Preserve that allow for wheeled ORV access will begin. The closure will be lifted on Friday, August 1. More »

  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

  • Campground Closure

    All campgrounds but Midway and the loop in the Bear Island Campground are closed through August 29. 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 »

Artist-In-Residence Artist Demonstration

El Llano Hermoso
One of Anna Marie Pavlik's stratograph pieces, titled: "El Llano Hermoso"
 

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Date: November 14, 2013
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

On November 16, 2013, current Artist-In-Residence Anna Marie Pavlik, will hold a printmaking, etching and stratography demonstrating her medium and techniques. The workshop will be 1:00-3:00 pm at Oasis Visitor Center.

Regarding her residency, Anna Marie says; "my Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged me to work with nature-related themes. My images are focused on revealing and presenting how nature has functioned. I extract the concepts which I visually explore, from my observations of natural sites, science publications, and maps. By creating these works I hope to direct the viewer's attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment."

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 Big Cypress.

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 national preserve's inspiring landscape.

For more information about the Big Cypress Artist-In-Residence program click here.

Did You Know?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.