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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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THE PRESERVE Art Exhibition

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Date: December 16, 2011
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

THE PRESERVE is an exhibition, which unites the minds of selected artists who have participated in the Big Cypress National Preserve's Artist-In-Residence program. The works featured in this winter collection represent 15 different approaches from artists working in a variety of disciplines, all originating from unique personal experiences.

The exhibition runs January 2- March 3, 2012, at Oasis Visitor Center and Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center.

There will be an artist reception at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center January 14, 2012, at 11:00.

For more information, please click here for a brochure for the exhibit.

The Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve is a mutually beneficial partnership, offering professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline, while being surrounded by the Preserve's inspiring landscape. Their artisit works promote the significance of the resources.

For more information about the Artist-In-Residence program, please click here.

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.