Connect and Inspire Sundays in the Park

Art in the Park
Scarred Flats installatin at the Flamingo Visitor Center

Jason Hedges, AIRIE

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News Release Date: February 25, 2016

Contact: General Park Infomation, 305-242-7714

Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

Contact: Program Contact Deborah Mitchell, 305-978-4983

This Sunday, Feb 28th, get outdoors and Find Your Park, at the second Artists in Residence (AIRIE) Sunday in the park series.The AIRIE organization selects 12 artists from a pool of applicants each year who spend a month living and creating their art forms in the park.Several of these artists will share their work in a unique program of performances and installations in the Flamingo District of the park.

The park and AIRIE invites the public to learn about Wild Culture, a site specific program designed to connect the performances of our fellows in the Everglades with the public during the Centennial Anniversary of the National Parks. The outdoor celebration of art in the park will inspire visitors to connect with the outdoors and the artists' interpretation of this very special place.What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family and friends!The event includes several talks and guided walks with AIRIE artists who will highlight their work during this program. This program runs from noon till 3pm and is free to the public, though park entrance
fees do apply.

The Flamingo district of the park does have a restaurant and marina store for the publics convenience, though visitors may want to bring along plenty of water, snacks, and sun protection needed for personal comfort.

 Who:Artists in Residence in Everglades National Park

 When:Sunday Feb 28, 2016, 12 –3 pm

 Where: Flamingo Visitor Center, Guy Bradley hiking path and Flamingo Amphitheater, 38 miles south of the main park entrance in Homestead, Florida

 What: Art performance and installations by AIRIE artists

 12 p.m.: Guests gather in the Breezeway at the Flamingo Visitors Center . Jason Hedges will discuss
Scarred Flat, a 1/1 scale recreation of a damaged shallow sea grass flat on view on the visitor centers front lawn.

 1 p.m.: See AIRIE artwork reproductions along the Guy Bradley trail, a 10 minute walk to the Flamingo amphitheater where T. Wheeler Castillo and partner Emile Milgrim debut a sound installation entitled
"Transducing the Imperceptible Wetlands." Enjoy refreshments and a Q&A period with the artists.

 2 –3 p.m.: Explore the visitor center and local trails.

For information and directions to the park please visit the park website at or call (305) 242-7700 (during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. –4:30 p.m.).



Last updated: February 25, 2016

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