AIRIE John Louder

MIAMI, FL December 1, 2012 –Art works from AIRIE Fellows John Louder, Terry Kramzar, Annie Helmericks-Louder, Judith Greavu, Karen Glaser, Cameron Gillie, Caroline Court, and Tori Arpad will be featured in Miami Dade College Museum Art + Design’s show Forever is Composed of Nows. The exhibition features art works inspired by Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park,Dry Tortugas National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Each work will be on display in the President’s Gallery located in the ballroom of the Freedom Tower at MDC located on 600 Biscayne Blvd. The show runs from Nov. 30- Dec. 14.

A panel discussion, Stories Yet Untold: Cultural Resources and Why They Matter in our National Parks, will explore parks’ cultural resources and why they matter. The discussion will examine the significance of local cultural artifacts found in south Florida’s four national park sites, the state of these artifacts, and a vision for their future care, interpretation, and dissemination. Jacqueline Crucet of National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA); Melissa Memory, chief of Cultural Resources at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks; and Nancy Russell, curator at South Florida Collection Management Center of Everglades National Park, will examine topics ranging from the Florida panther and Cuban rafter vessels to Nuclear Warheads and how these objects offer an insight into America’s shared cultural heritage. The panel discussion will take place from 10-11 am on November 30, in conjunction with the exhibition’s opening.