|AIRIE poet Anne McCrary Sullivan hanging a banner at Pahayokee Overlook|
|Visitor reading a poem on the Anhinga Trail|
|Hungarian Visitors reading a poem at Mahogany Hammock Trail|
In January, February, and March, the colorful banners were located at Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Avenue, in Historic Downtown Homestead. Each month displayed a different set of the 41 poems springing from the minds of AIRIE poets. Visitors enjoyed the poetry while they waited to board the Homestead National Parks Trolley and then saw for themselves the natural beauty that served as inspiration.
|Poetry Banners at Losner Park|
1. Art Exhibit promotes literacy and art at Everglades National Park
WHAT: Art exhibit by the March AIRIE volunteer Nathaniel Sandler
WHEN: Sunday, March 30 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
WHERE: Royal Palm Visitor Center, 4 miles (6 km) from the main park entrance near Homestead.
Mr. Sandler will exhibit books and reading materials as a means for visitors to experience something fun and interesting at the park. The exhibit promotes literacy, art, and the tangible, timeless beauty of books by disseminating the printed word. The books and reading materials will be available for free to visitors. Mr. Sandler will set up at the Royal Palm, near the Anhinga Trail. Mr. Sandler’s exhibit is supported by Bookleggers Library, a community mobile library that sets up in South Florida to give free books away to the public to encourage reading.
2. Save the Date: Everglades Day Trip April 5th
A tour in which all proceeds will benefit the Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) Program. Miami-based artist and AIRIE Board Member Christy Gast will host a day trip to the Hole-in-the-Donut region of the Everglades in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Locust Projects entitled Inholdings. The tour begins at Locust Projects with a private chat about the work in the show. From there we will board an exclusive motor coach with artists and scientists and tour the sites that inspired the work--slash pine forests, tomato fields, an ecological restoration project and a nuclear missile base. The tour will include a picnic lunch, and will last about 6 hours round trip. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Learn about the next stage of an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades.
Performance artist Ana Mendez was an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) in June 2013. Since then, she has been taking her inspiration from the residency and performing throughout Miami. See more at https://vimeo.com/85446734