Dani Dowling and Joanna Kidd: Portraits in the Park

AIRIE and Everglades National Park are pleased to invite the community to visit our Artists in Residence, Joanna Kidd and Danni Downing, at the Anhinga Trail on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Joanna and Danni will be on site from 2:00p-5:00p and will be working on a video inspired by their experiences, particularly the sense that man is passing through the Everglades landscape.

The artists request the participation of park visitors in this project. They will photograph participating visitors, and these photographs will be turned into line drawings. The video will use slowly changing images of the park, which will be overlaid with quickly flickering images of park visitors.

Danni Downing is a full-time editor and photographer for a non-profit in Washington, DC, but developed her love of nature and photography in New Hampshire. Joanna Kidd is a northern California artist who works in sculpture, video, and printmaking.

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.

For more information on the AIRIE program, contact Kevin Bowles Mohr at 305-242-7752, e-mail: [email protected], or visit AIRIE.org. Application deadline for 2013 is June 1, 2012.