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AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades) host author talk and info session at Books & Books

Article by Josie Gulliksen, May 14, 2019

“The Everglades, lovingly known as the “River of Grass” thanks to Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ iconic book of the same name, are now a host site for artists in residence. They can come and create among the natural setting of Everglades National Park as part of AIRIE, the Artists in Residence in Everglades Program.

The current artist in residence is Carol Hendrickson, a cultural anthropologist, visual artist and writer based in Vermont. On Sunday, May 19, Hendrickson will speak about her experience at AIRIE as part of an author talk at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

During her residency, which began on May 1, Hendrickson has been collecting words and images to use in the creation of “anthro-artist’s books.” She’s been engaging with different constituents of the park — park staff, visitors, AIRIE volunteers, and others—learning from them, joining in conversation with them, and, where appropriate, encouraging or even teaching them how to create their own visual notes.

“Carol will share the benefits and challenges for artists working in the Everglades,” said Sarah Michelle Rupert, AIRIE’s interim executive director. “At the talk, we’ll be taking questions and sharing news about the upcoming information session for our residency program, scheduled for May 22 at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. Interested artists can learn all about the application process and residency at either event.”

Those applications are being accepted until June 1…”

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