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New Art Exhibit at Coe Visitor Center Features the Imagery of Paul Marcellini

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Date: December 22, 2010
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700

New Art Exhibit at Coe Visitor Center Features the Imagery of Paul Marcellini

HOMESTEAD, FL: Great weather and time off during the holiday season is a great time to visit Everglades National Park.  If you need more motivation the new Art Exhibit at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center featuring photos by Paul Marcellini is a must see! Marcellini is an award-winning landscape and nature photographer.

Internationally published, his work features dramatic light and fleeting moments. "These photographic images displayed on large canvas are absolutely breathtaking," says park spokesperson Linda Friar.

Hoping to promote conservation of Florida's wild places, Marcellini seeks out scenes that appear frozen in time, unaffected by development and pollution. Born and raised just 20 miles from the Everglades main entrance, he has been visiting the park for as long as he can remember. It is an escape for him and he hopes to pass on the peace it gives him through his imagery.  

These images are a collection of the greater Everglades ecosystem taken over the past 3 years. Marcellini also participates in many of the local arts festivals. You can get a preview of Marcellini's art at his website, www.paulmarcellini.com

Awards: 
Grand Prize- Outdoor Photographer Magazine-
2008 Magical Adventures Contest-Pine Sunset-Image taken at Long Pine Key Campground Lake 
South Miami Arts Festival Show Poster 2010-Mangrove Magic

The Ernest Coe Visitor Center is located 11 miles southwest of Homestead on State Road 9336 and also features award-winning natural history displays, an 18-minute film, and related book sales. Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily; admission is free. For information and directions call (305) 242-7700.

NOTE TO MEDIA - Sample photos of artist available - contact public affairs officer Linda Friar. 

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Did You Know?

Tree Snail

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.