A Conversation with Everglades Artists at ArtCenter South Florida in Miami Beach
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A Conversation with Everglades Artists
at ArtCenter/South Florida in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Florida: The Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program and ArtCenter/South Florida present “A Conversation with Everglades Artists” on
AIRIE is a volunteer program that brings artists to the park for a month where they live and work immersed in the ecological and cultural resources of the River of Grass. This exceptional program is competitive and only 12 artists are selected for this unique opportunity each year. The works completed under this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Everglades National Park. It is hoped that these works will characterize the Everglades for present and future generations, giving park visitors and the general public an opportunity to see our heritage through the eyes, and ears of the contributing artists.
For more information about the AIRIE program call 305-242-7752, or visit http://www.nps.gov/ever/
The Artists in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program is the only program bringing artists to Everglades National Park, home of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness, the only subtropical wilderness in the country. Since 2001, AIRIE has brought over 100 artists, composers, writers and dancers to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies. AIRIE Fellows have the unique opportunity to get to know the ecology of the Everglades by being immersed in it, and then share their perspective through creative public programs. The AIRIE application deadline for the twelve spots open for the 2015 calendar year is . The online application can be found at www.airie.org. Support for this program comes from AIRIE, Inc., a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of supporting the AIRIE program at Everglades National Park.
WHAT: The Artist in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) program and the ArtCenter/South Florida present “A Conversation with Everglades Artists,” moderated by Miami artist and AIRIE president Christy Gast and former NPS wildlife biologist Skip Snow, with five recent AIRIE fellows.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 18 ()
WHERE: ArtCenter/South Florida, Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For more information on this event, please contact ArtCenter/South Florida, 305- 674-8278 (office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.