• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

The Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery

Artists have always played a crucial role in increasing awareness and inspiring stewardship of National Parks. Opened in 2002, the Dante Fascell Visitor Center gallery provides a space where contemporary artists, inspired by the beauty of Biscayne National Park and South Florida, can show their work. Past shows have included color and black-and-white photography, oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor paintings, drawings, fiber, ceramics, collage and sculpture. Shows typically include a "Meet the Artist" reception, made possible by our sponsors.

The gallery is open from 9:00 to 5:00 every day.

For more information, please call the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at 305-230-7275. You can subscribe to the Gallery's e-mail list by sending a message here with the words ART LIST in the subject line.
 

March 6, 2015 — May 31, 2015

 
Ceramic Squid by Anne Gorden-Vega

Ceramic Squid

Sculpture by Anne Gorden-Vega

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Ceramic artist Anne Gorden-Vega has created a body of work inspired by Biscayne National Park that will be on display in the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery from March 6 through May 31, 2015. All Over the Place in Biscayne National Park features both handbuilt sculptural pieces and carved tilework with motifs of fish, birds, corals…and even a ranger! The public is invited to meet the artist and watch a demonstration of raku firing at a full-moon wine-and-cheese reception from 6:30 -9:00 on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The opening will double as the kickoff for Baynanza 2015, Miami-Dade County's annual month-long celebration of Biscayne Bay, and will also feature a display of images by Baynanza 2015 calendar photographer Stephen Shelley. The Gallery is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, 9 miles east of Homestead, Florida. The show is open daily from 9:00 to 5:00, and admission is free.

Anne Gorden-Vega has spent a lifetime roaming the islands and waters of Biscayne National Park. With her ceramic pieces, she invites you to explore the color, texture and history of a place she deeply loves. From tiny coral animals to lettuce slugs, squid and tarpon, Gorden-Vega's work captures the essence of Biscayne National Park. "Being lucky enough to grow up living between Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park has given me powerful inspiration," Gorden-Vega said. "My adventures in these wilderness areas have not only inspired my artwork visually, but have also lent so many stories to tell."

All Over the Place in Biscayne National Park is part of the park's Community Artists Program, started in 1997 as an outlet for the works of artists who are inspired by the beauty of Biscayne National Park. The program is made possible by the South Florida National Parks Trust through the generosity of Sedano's Supermarkets and the Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support comes from the Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, sponsors of Baynanza 2015.

 

Upcoming Shows

In Deep with Diatoms
Tropical Botanic Artists
June 5 - August 16, 2015
Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1-3 p.m.

Palette Knife Society of Miami
August 21 - November 15, 2015
Reception and National Park Service 99th Birthday Celebration: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 1-3 pm

Retrospective: Twelve National Park Residencies
Patricia Rottino Cummins
November 20, 2015 - February 28, 2016
Full Moon Reception: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 5-7 pm

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