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Landscape Painting on the Anhinga Trail
HOMESTEAD, FL: Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to visit the December Artist in Residence, Bill Brody, at the Anhinga Trail from Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30, 2011. Bill Brody will be on site from 9:00a-5:00p to demonstrate his artwork and talk to visitors about his large scale landscape paintings that are six feet long.
Bill Brody explains, "I paint all day, most every day. It is enormously satisfying to finish a large canvas in the field; the more difficult the subject matter, and the more challenging the terrain the better." Mr. Brody also sketches and takes panoramic photographs. The photos provide material for web presentations, other paintings, prints, and works on forged and carved copper and bronze. "When I'm out in the landscape," Bill Brody shares, "I wait until the land seems to move; to come alive. I start to see processes and I personalize them." Join us to meet a spectacular artist and see the wonders and wildlife found on the Anhinga Trail.
Directions: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034, Visitors coming from the Miami area and northern destinations 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.
The Anhinga Trail is located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Drive past the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and in ¼ mile is the park entrance station. Proceed to drive 2-miles down the road to the Royal Palm turnoff. Take a left and drive to the Royal Palm parking lot and Bill Brody will be on the trail. For more information about the Artist in Residence in Everglades program call 305-242-7752.
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