Feeling the Everglades, the Art of Bill McCreary
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
“Feeling the Everglades, the Art of Bill McCreary”
The public is invited to an artist’s reception will be held on April 4th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coe visitor Center to commemorate the new art exhibit at Everglades National Park.
Bill McCreary’s exhibit of inks colored with watercolors runs from April 1st, through April 30th, 2008 at the Coe Visitor’s Center, Main Entrance, Everglades National Park.
McCreary, of Miami, Florida, was born in Indiana of a Cherokee mother. He holds a Master’s Degree in Ecology from the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee.
McCreary has displayed his work throughout Florida and has won numerous awards in Oklahoma.
His work is found in galleries and homes in the United States and Europe. His inks are colored with watercolors in a very soft manner to accentuate the “feeling” of the painting. This is the primary goal of his art.
Twenty percent of all his sales go to an Indian Children’s Home in Oklahoma.
The visitor center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM and directions can be found on our website at nps.gov/ever.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.