Gallery Exhibit at Everglades National Park Finding Connections by Andrea Huffman
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media contacts only: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: Mary Plumb, 305-242-7017
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Everglades National Park is proud to present, "Finding Connections" by Andrea Huffman at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the month of February. An artist’s reception will be held, beginning at 12:00 noon. Admission is free.
Transplanted to south Florida from New York City almost 40 years ago, Andrea has sought to find a vibrant, personal connection with her adopted home in the tropics. Florida’s natural environment inspired artwork that she hopes will offer the viewer a glimpse of the unique, breathtaking beauty of the Everglades.
Andrea is intrigued with the small nuances in nature, the interdependence within every aspect of the natural world and its relationship to humanity. She creates works of art on fabric to connect viewers to her personal experiences and observations of Florida’s unique environment. Fiber offers tactile and dimensional qualities unlike other media, while essentially maintaining a two-dimensional surface. Her work draws upon both fine art and craft traditions, as well as contemporary innovations. She integrates various media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and digital imagery, with machine and hand stitching to embellish each image. Through this process Andrea seeks to actively engage each viewer in a visual dialogue about our connectedness to the natural world and the desire to preserve its beauty.
WHAT: Artist’s Exhibit in Earnest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery
WHEN: February, 2014; an artist’s reception will be held , beginning at .
WHERE: The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, approximately 10 miles southwest of Florida City. Visitor center hours are daily and admission is free. For information and directions to the park call (305) 242-7700. More information on Everglades National Park can be found on the park website.
Did You Know?
Over the course of thousands of years, the natural communities of South Florida have become well adapted to the devastating effects of seasonal hurricanes. In fact, such storms are considered an important element in the long-term health of the Everglades.