Cathy Byrd

Cathy Byrd is founder and artistic director of Fresh Art International, an independent audio podcast informed by more than two decades of experience in the field of contemporary art. While embedded in the Everglades, Byrd will map sites of creativity that have inspired AIRIE Fellows since 2001. She will share their swamp stories during a special remote webstreaming radio broadcast from the Everglades.

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For the safety and well-being of our artists, community and collaborators, AIRIE has postponed all residency activity and programming in the Everglades. The AIRIE Nest Gallery inside the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center is closed, as is the main entrance to Everglades National Park, until further notice.

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