Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
“The Everglades” Oil Paintings by Linda Apriletti
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714; Media Contact
“The Everglades” -- Oil Paintings by Linda Apriletti on display at Coe Visitor Center
A new exhibit featuring the oil paintings of Linda Apriletti is on display at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center Gallery in Everglades National Park from February 1 through 28, 2011. Those wanting to meet the artist in person can do so by attending a meet-the-artist reception on Sunday, February 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
These paintings, created over the past 12 months, include both plein air and studio works from the southern and western sections of Everglades National Park. Among the many scenes captured by her in these wonderful works of art include hammocks and pinelands, vast sawgrass marshes, cypress and coastal prairies, mangroves and shallow lakes.
Linda Apriletti, a resident and native of Miami Springs, Florida, is a member of Oil Painters of America and Plein Air Florida. She exhibits regularly and her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. She is an avid outdoorswoman who draws upon her time outdoors to capture inspirational moments with her brush. Although the majority of Linda's painting is done on location en plein air, she also works in her studio creating larger paintings from her outdoor field studies, sketches and photograph references.
Ms. Apriletti's paintings can be seen on her website at www.lindaapriletti.com
Directions to the Coe Visitor Center: Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. Visitor Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily; admission is free.
Did You Know?
The Everglades Ecosystem provides a home to over 350 documented species of birds. Numerous visitors make the journey to the park every year to see some of our more rare and endangered species.