Art Exhibit Promotes Literacy and Art at Everglades National Park
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Kevin Bowles Mohr, 305-242-7752
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
HOMESTEAD, FL: Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community on Sunday, March 30th at 1:00pm, to a park sponsored art exhibit by the March Artist-in-Residence-in-
Mr. Sandler’s exhibit is supported by Bookleggers Library, a community mobile library that sets up in South Florida to give free books away to the public to encourage reading. Sandler is also a writer, and while in residence he will be documenting the swamp through non-fiction collections based writing in the park’s archive, as well as working on long form swamp based fiction.
WHAT: Art exhibit by the March AIRIE volunteer Nathaniel Sandler
WHERE: Royal Palm Visitor Center, 4 miles (6 km) from the main park entrance near Homestead.
For more information on the AIRIE program call 305-242-7752, or visit http://www.nps.gov/ever/
Applications for 2015 are currently being received; the deadline is.
Support for this program comes from AIRIE, Inc.
AIRIE, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of supporting the AIRIE program at Everglades National Park through fundraising and producing special projects. AIRIE, Inc.’s purpose is to inform, connect, and support artists, writers and musicians who wish to be ambassadors for ENP.
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.