Fragile installation shot

Special Saturday in the Park, Fragile Artist Reception and National Public Lands Day

Keren Anavy and Tal Frank, Franky Cruz, Naomi Fisher, Itamar Freed and Courtney Scheu, Karen Glaser, Brookhart Jonquil, Ana Mendez, Sara Beth Rabinowitz, Rebecca Reeve


Date + Time
Reception: September 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
AIRIE Nest Gallery Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Everglades National Park 40001 State Hwy 9336 Homestead, FL 33034
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Special Saturday in the Park, Fragile Artist Reception and National Public Lands Day

Join AIRIE for a special Saturday in the Park as we celebrate the closing of the current exhibit Fragile and National Public Lands Day in Everglades National Park, with free park admission.

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.

For this special Saturday in the Park, enjoy free admission not only to the AIRIE Nest Gallery to view the exhibition Fragile: Works from the Everglades National Park Collection – a multi-media exhibition exposing and examining the delicate fragility of the Everglades ecosystem – but also enjoy 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 Anavy and Tal Frank (AIRIE Fellows 2018), Miami-based visual artists Franky Cruz (2015) and Naomi Fisher (2013), Israeli and Australian collaborators Itamar Freed and 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).

Fragile closes on September 28, 2019.

More about National Public Lands Day:
Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, #NationalPublicLandsDay 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.
#NPSVolunteer, #FindYourPark, #NPLD

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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.

The AIRIE Application for 2021 residencies has been postponed. The application window and new deadline will be announced shortly.

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