Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc. (AIRIE) partners with Everglades National Park to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of this subtropical wilderness through artist residency and public outreach programs.
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AIRIE in the Garden Benefit @ Pinecrest Garden: Buy Tickets Here

AIRIE in the Garden Benefit @ Pinecrest Garden: Buy Tickets Here

AIRIE in the Garden Saturday, January 24th 2-5 pm at Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 AIRIE invites you to an afternoon benefit of Everglades inspired art and live performances featuring artists from its 2014-15 residency program. Situated in the heart of South Florida, Pinecrest Gardens is the perfect setting for a gathering...
Everglades National Park through the Arts

Everglades National Park through the Arts

By Bill Maxwell for South Dade News Leader In 2000, when the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was approved, powerful stakeholders were paying close attention. After all, CERP’s goal was to capture unused fresh water that flowed to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and send it to regions desperately needing it. Donna Marxer,...
AIRIE Benefit Highlights: A Curator's Perspective

AIRIE Benefit Highlights: A Curator’s Perspective

By Tami Katz-Freiman for knightarts.org As a board member of AIRIE, I have had the privilege and honor to outline and follow the selection of the artistic program for our upcoming benefit event on Saturday, January 24th in Pinecrest Gardens, where we will launch our new Knight Arts Challenge-supported Wild Billboards campaign. The benefit will...
AIRIE Panel at Miami Book Fair International Highlights the Value of the Everglades

AIRIE Panel at Miami Book Fair International Highlights the Value of the Everglades

By Abel Folgar for Miami New Times For the last 14 years, the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) has strengthened the bonds between science and art as a means of creating awareness and insuring the survival of the Everglades — a unique and delicate ecosystem that is unique and should be of utmost concern...
Announcing 2015 AIRIE Fellows

Announcing 2015 AIRIE Fellows

Artists in Residence in Everglades is pleased to announce the 2015 AIRIE Fellows. This year, AIRIE boasts a creative group of local, national and international artists—painters, new media artists, photographers, writers, a filmmaker and an architect—who will live and work in the Everglades for a month at a time. 2015 AIRIE Fellows include writers Andrew...
Reed Van Brunschot: Man and Nature

Reed Van Brunschot: Man and Nature

By September 2014 AIRIE Fellow Reed Van Brunschot for knightarts.org I started my adventure by driving all the way down south to the very tip of America to the small village called Flamingo to meet ranger Ryan to receive my keys for the AIRIELAB studio. There was absolutely no phone service, and it was a...
Maxwell: Florida's vital challenge: to save the Everglades

Maxwell: Florida’s vital challenge: to save the Everglades

By AIRIE Fellow Bill Maxwell for the Tampa Bay Times EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK — The health of Florida’s environment never should have become a partisan issue, but we keep electing officials who make it partisan. As a result, we see the continued degradation of our water and land and serious threats to many plants and...
Sun Sentinel Reviews FAU Common Ground Exhibition

Sun Sentinel Reviews FAU Common Ground Exhibition

Bat Sounds and Gator Bones at FAU By Phillip Valys, SouthFlorida.com/Sun Sentinel September 19, 2014 To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he...
AIRIE in Departures Magazine

AIRIE in Departures Magazine

AIRIE’s (Wet) Land Art by Josh Dean for Departures Magazine October 16, 2014 Founded in 2001, Artists in Residence in Everglades, or AIRIE, is one of the country’s most unusual programs. Fellows, such as New York–based visual artist Dana Levy (see her on-site installation, Emerging from the Swamp, above), spend a month alone in a...
Karl Staven: Resident Animator

Karl Staven: Resident Animator

By Karl Staven for knightarts.org Although I grew up in Georgia, since I graduated from high school I’ve spent most of my time in the northeast. When I was accepted into the AIRIE program more than a year ago, I was excited to return to the deep south, about as deep as you can get...
Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc: Everglades reverberations

Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc: Everglades reverberations

By Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc for knightarts.org We came from the north. As we approached Miami, the pilot said something about the weather while swerving to miss storm cells. A few hours later, after we had landed, the downpour started in earnest. The rain was heavy, the sky black. It was a big storm;...
Brenna Dixon: Notes from the Everglades; An AIRIE Report

Brenna Dixon: Notes from the Everglades; An AIRIE Report

By Brenna Dixon for knightarts.org I grew up a born-and-raised Floridian, knowing that if it was raining in the front yard, probably my brother and I could play in the back where it would be sunny. I watched half-eaten possums float by in the canal I fished with a childhood friend, was mesmerized by the seemingly...