Artwork by Jeanine Michna-Bales

AIRIE Artist on WLRN’s Sundial

AIRIE Artist on WLRN’s Sundial

On this Tuesday, Feb. 25, episode of Sundial

Florida’s Maroon Communities 

The exhibition “The Four Moments of the Sun: Hidden Lands of Florida’s Maroon Communities,” presented by Artists in Residence in Everglades, features photographs and maps of the locations where, during the late 1700s and 1800s, enslaved Africans escaped into the Florida wilderness of the Everglades and formed their own communities.

“I have the most utmost respect for the process they [freedom seekers] went through when they had no idea if they would succeed,” says Jeanine Michna-Bales, a Dallas-based photographer who took the photographs.

She joined Sundial to talk about the history of black communities in South Florida and what her photographs represent. The exhibition is on display at the AIRIE Nest Gallery in Everglades National Park until Aug 30.


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