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Art Exhibit Promotes Literacy and Art at Everglades National Park

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Date: March 12, 2014
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-Everglades (AIRIE) volunteer Nathaniel Sandler. Mr. Sandler will exhibit books and reading materials as a means for visitors to experience something fun and interesting at the park.  The exhibit promotes literacy, art, and the tangible, timeless beauty of books by disseminating the printed word.  The books and reading materials will be available for free to visitors. Mr. Sandler will set up at the Royal Palm, near the Anhinga Trail.

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

WHENSunday, March 30 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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/supportyourpark/everartistinresidence.htm

Applications for 2015 are currently being received; the deadline is June 1, 2014.

 

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.

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