Artists in Residence in Everglades presents 2018 AIRIE Fellow Jeanine Michna-Bales in conversation with environmental and public lands advocate Audrey Peterman. Talk to be followed by a nature hike at Anhinga Trail.
On view at AIRIE Nest Gallery: The Four Moments of the Sun: The Hidden Lands of Florida’s Maroon Communities, by Jeanine Michna-Bales.
Sharing information from her research into the Everglades as place of physical refuge for communities of color and indigenous people, Michna-Bales will speak on the subject of her solo exhibition at the AIRIE Nest Gallery, Four Moments of the Sun. Peterman, President and Co-founder of Earthwise Productions, Inc., an environmental consulting and publishing firm focused on connecting the public lands system and the American public, will speak about the future of the park as a place of spiritual refuge and well being for all communities.
The talk is free and open to the public. Park entrances fees apply for access to Anhinga Trail.
Jeanine Michna-Bales is a conceptual fine artist working in the medium of photography. Her work explores the relationship between past events and their continued impact on contemporary society. She meticulously researches each topic — considering different viewpoints, causes and effects, political climates — and often incorporates found or archival text into her projects.
A comprehensive publication of the Underground Railroad series, Through Darkness to Light, was released in 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press and includes a foreword by Andrew Young. An accompanying traveling exhibition through Mid-America Arts Alliance is currently touring the country through 2024.
Audrey Peterman is President and Co-founder of Earthwise Productions, Inc., an environmental consulting and publishing firm focused on connecting the public lands system and the American public. Since 1995, Earthwise has generated multiple stories in media ranging from the African American-focused National Newspaper Publishers Association and the Tom Joyner Morning Show to Audubon magazine and MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt.
Audrey serves on the board of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Association of Partners for Public Lands, and the National Parks Promotion Council. She is co-author with her husband Frank of Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care, and the recently-released travel guide, Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System!