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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Bill Maxwell: Living in the River of Grass

Bill Maxwell: Living in the River of Grass

by Bill Maxwell for the Tampa Bay Times EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK ‘When I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I’ve been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures,” conservationist John Muir wrote in his essay “A Boyhood in Scotland.” If you...
Bill Maxwell: Writer in Residence in the Everglades

Bill Maxwell: Writer in Residence in the Everglades

By Giselle Heraux for knightarts.org It’s the 1980s, and Bill Maxwell is taking his sister to Everglades National Park. As they drive down Krome Avenue, Maxwell’s sister catches a view of the distant pine forest. “I don’t want to go there,” his sister proclaims. “There’re too many trees.” Maxwell tells this story to point out...
Lisa Elmaleh's Everglades Photography: Recent Press

Lisa Elmaleh’s Everglades Photography: Recent Press

Lisa Elmaleh (2010 AIRIE Fellow) has received a lot of attention for her large-format black and white photography, which she shoots on glass negatives. Her work was recently featured in The Reel Photo, Ain’t Bad Magazine, ant Rangefinder Magazine (below).  
Creem Magazine Interviews Ana Mendez on Dancing in the Everglades

Creem Magazine Interviews Ana Mendez on Dancing in the Everglades

By Monica Uszerowicz for Creem It can be lazy shorthand to deem an artist indefinable, but Miami-based artist Ana Mendez exists genuinely, beautifully, without definition. References to Mendez discuss her physical strength and emotive power—her strange ability to appear before an audience as she might, privately, before a sacred altar—but rarely to the exact nature...
Art in a Wild Place

Art in a Wild Place

By Giselle Hereaux for Artlurker Weblog Plants, exotic birds and insects are the artists’ family for a month when they live in Everglades National Park. Artists come from around the nation and world to take residency in this unique place, one teeming with life and visual richness. Creativity comes alive here. Artists such as Dana...
The Story Tellers of Harsh Terrain

The Story Tellers of Harsh Terrain

By Nathaniel Sandler for The Miami Rail “Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails.” -Henry David ThoreauIn July of the year 1900, fisherman John “Old Man” Gomez succumbed to the Florida swamp under mysterious circumstances....
Watch WPB2 ArtLoft Feature on Harumi Abe

Watch WPB2 ArtLoft Feature on Harumi Abe

Watch WPB2  ArtLoft’s excellent feature on July AIRIE Fellow Harumi Abe as she explores and paints the Everglades.
City Mouse, Country Mouse

City Mouse, Country Mouse

Irene Sperber for Miami Art Zine A Photographic Swamp Walk and an Artist Residency await in the Everglades and Cypress Preserve Miami, FL August 10, 2013–Apart from art in the park, sculpture gardens or theatre under the stars, to glom a bit of culture high or low, we pretty much head inside to a city...
Rebecca Reeve's Marjory's World Series in Chausser Magazine

Rebecca Reeve’s Marjory’s World Series in Chausser Magazine

By Joanna Sotiriou for Chassuer Breathtaking landscapes, vivid colors and curtains. Yes, curtains. I can easily imagine Rebecca Reeve sitting behind her traveling window frame, exploring some of the most magical corners of earth, having only a camera in hand. And when the time is right and the breeze is gently messing with her curtains,...
NOU Magaine Interviews Reeve about Everglades Series

NOU Magaine Interviews Reeve about Everglades Series

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For Inspiration, Everglades National Park Inserts Artists Deep in the Swamp

For Inspiration, Everglades National Park Inserts Artists Deep in the Swamp

Trisha Woolfenden for WLRN Miami, FL April 1, 2013–Discussions of South Florida artist enclaves and art incubators typically reference places like Wynwood in Miami, FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale, or downtown Boynton Beach. Rarely do the Everglades enter into the conversation. Artists in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) could change that. The program brings a...
Rebecca Reeve's Everglades Series Reviewed on Lenscratch

Rebecca Reeve’s Everglades Series Reviewed on Lenscratch

From Lenscratch.com Rebecca Reeve, a British artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York, has been working in the Everglades National Park (AIRIE), where she recently completed an artist residency. Rebecca’s approach to image making is a fascinating exploration of place, concept, and history. Rebecca explains the project:”This series of images draws inspiration from a ritual...