Photography Exhibit to Open
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Program Contact Leslie Velarde, 305-224-4260
Everglades National Park is hosting an exciting new photography exhibit entitled, Three Views of the Everglades. The exhibit will be in place from June 2-June 30th, 2012.
This exhibition features dramatic photography from three local artists, Eddy Salas, Daisy Wilcox, and Antonieta Casanova-Borge. The imagery highlights different perspectives of the unique Everglades resources as seen through the camera lens of these local residents and artists. "Everglades National Park is known for its subtle beauty that is often interpreted in a broad range of media. This exhibit highlights three different photographers views of what this place means to them and should be well worth the trip to the park to experience." says Melissa Memory, Chief of Cultural Resources for the park.
Saturday, June 9th, visitors are invited to meet the artists and discuss their work at a special reception held in the Ernest Coe Visitor Center. The reception is scheduled to run from 12 noon till 3pm.
The exhibit will be on display through the end of June at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center Art Gallery, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead. The visitor center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Admission is free to for both the exhibit and reception.
Directions: 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. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center will be on the right. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.