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Feeling the Everglades, the Art of Bill McCreary

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Date: March 31, 2008
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.
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Did You Know?

Limestone

Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.