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Saturday in the Park: Closing Reception and National Public Lands Day
September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) at Everglades National Park on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1-3pm.
For this special Saturday in the Park, enjoy free admission to the AIRIE Nest Gallery to view the exhibition Fragile – a multi-media exhibition exposing and examining the delicate fragility of the Everglades ecosystem – and free entrance to the park itself to explore the over 1.5 million acres of the country’s only subtropical wetland. (Park entrance fee normally $30 per vehicle.)
Comprised of works by 11 multidisciplinary artists who have participated in the AIRIE residency, Fragile unearths new perspectives on the intricate and complex systems in which the vastness of the River of Grass operates. Featured in the exhibition are Israeli artists/collaborators Keren Anavyand Tal Frank(AIRIE Fellows 2018), Miami-based visual artists Franky Cruz(2015) and Naomi Fisher(2013), Israeli and Australian collaborators Itamar Freedand Courtney Scheu(2019), Florida-based photographer Karen Glaser(2009), Miami-based sculptor Brookhart Jonquil(2016), Miami-based performance artist Ana Mendez (2013), Savannah based fiber artist Sara Beth Rabinowitz (2014) and British artist Rebecca Reeve (2012).
Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health.
As official Volunteers in the Park, AIRIE residents work with park rangers, scientists and the public to create new and creative ways to experience and engage in one of our country’s most fragile resources – our wild, public lands.
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Fragile closes on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. More information about the exhibit at www.airie.org/fragile.
Photo by Steven Brooke, courtesy AIRIE, Artists in Residence in Everglades