New Art Exhibit at Everglades National Park Coe Visitor Center
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
The Coral Reef Elementary School’s Art Club, Miami, FL, presents the "Animals of the Everglades" exhibit of student art at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor’s Center, Everglades National Park Main Entrance, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida, from May 3rd through May 31st.
The exhibit includes art made with oil pastels, fine-point markers and woodless colored pencils. The Art Club meets two to three times a month for one hour after school.
Ms. Frances E. Arango, Art Teacher, says this will be the Art Club’s first non-Miami Dade County school exhibition. The students are 10 and 11 years old and are in the 4th and 5th grades.
A "Meet the Artists" reception will take place Saturday, May 10, 2008, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Visitor’s Center.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.