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‘America’s Everglades,’ Clyde Butcher Exhibition and Events, Feb. 2
February 2 @ 11:00 am
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will be the premiere venue for “America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher.”
On view Feb. 2-May 26, “America’s Everglades” features work by renowned wilderness photographer and conservationist Clyde Butcher. The large-format black-and-white photographs span three decades, capturing the rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades. From the deepest cypress strands of the sawgrass prairies, coastal waters and languid estuaries, to still lifes of rare species, Butcher reveals its ecosystems in magnificent detail.
With his work exhibited worldwide, Butcher’s commitment to recording precious landscapes and peaceful sanctuaries across the globe provides common ground between all viewers. His work, likened to that of Ansel Adams, has earned him recognition as the foremost landscape photographic artist in America today. Honored by the state of Florida with the highest award given to a private citizen, The Florida Hall of Fame Award, he is also privileged to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association, the Distinguished Artist Award from the Florida House Embassy (Washington, D.C.) and the Ansel Adams Conservation Award from the Sierra Club for showing excellence in photography and contributing to public awareness of the environment.
VIP Reception and Talk
Friday, Feb. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wear black, white and gray — or any combination thereof — to this special meet-and-greet reception and talk with Clyde Butcher. Guests must be an Appleton Director’s Circle or Fine Arts For Ocala Collector’s Circle member to attend. RSVP is required; talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
To become a Director’s Circle member or to RSVP, contact Colleen Harper, email@example.com, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
We are honored to have the artist here for a book signing. Exhibition catalog and other books will be available for purchase in the Appleton Store. This event is free to the public and does not include admission to the exhibition.
This exhibition and events are generously sponsored by Fine Arts For Ocala.