Fragile: Curators Tour & Closing Reception
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Fragile: Curators Tour & Closing Reception

  • Airie Nest Gallery, Ernest F. Coe Vistors Center, Everglades National Park (map)
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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. Curator Deborah Mitchell will provide insights into the 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).

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 - 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).

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Observations @AS IF Center

Join AS IF art-science resident Deborah Mitchell for a presentation about Wild Observations, which considers biodiversity in the American Flyways.

Sunday, September 15th, from 6-7pm

Light hors d’ouvres will be served

AS IF Center

1229 Rebels Creek Road, Bakersville, North Carolina

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Nov
18
4:30 PM16:30

Transformative Experiences in the Everglades

MIAMI BOOK FAIR 2018 Room 7128, Building 7, 1st floor FREE PARKING 2ND-9TH FLOORS

Artists Deborah Mitchell, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas present their art books focused on the tragically imperiled Everglades at the Miami Book Fair 2018. Artists in Residence in Everglades, (AIRIE) Executive Director Deborah Mitchell and 2014 Fellows Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas will discuss their challenging projects referencing the cultural history of this fragile ecosystem. Their strategic goal is to inspire the public to reconsider the environment while also illuminating the region’s collective heritage through art, history and science. The presentation will include stunning images from their publications and video poems created by LeBlanc and Dugas during the AIRIE and Deering Estate in residencies. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

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Everglades Field Guide: From Reality to Memory
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Everglades Field Guide: From Reality to Memory

Deborah Mitchell’s beautiful Everglades Field Guide is a journey into both primal landscape and the human psyche. She wanders deep into the physical space and finds worlds within the brackish water and mangrove roots. This penetration is vividly expressed with both pen and brush. Add the use of collage and camera and the guide is a recipe for enjoying countless hours in one of the America’s great wonders. There is no other Everglades, and Deborah Mitchell is also a unique. Even more amazing, the Everglades Field Guide is even an interesting read a thousand miles away. Words and images create a transcendent experience.

Michele Oka Doner, artist and Native Miamian

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Feb
29
10:00 AM10:00

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I look forward to serving on a panel with Bahia Ramos of the Knight Foundation and The New Theater at the South Miami Cultural Arts Center on March 21st.  Ask us your questions about the Knight Arts Challenge and hear about our experiences during the last two grant cycles.

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In Conversation with AIRIE
Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

In Conversation with AIRIE

AIRIE WILD BILLBOARDS LAND NEAR PAMM

 ON DECEMBER 10th, 7-8pm, 2015

Stirring it up, 5:30-6:45 on the 3rd floor Terrace

 

MIAMI—In this centennial year for the National Park Service, AIRIE is lifting the Everglades into the air above Miami metropolitan freeways. Selected Artists In Residence in Everglades (AIRIE)  begin rewilding Miami through AIRIE’s Wild Billboards project this month, initiated with support from the Knight Arts Challenge.  Join us for In Conversation with AIRIE in the auditorium at the Perez Art Museum Miami at 7pm on December 10th with Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro Ramos, billboard artist Susan Silas and Audubon Society Executive Director Eric Draper, moderated by Deborah Mitchell.

“The mission of Wild Billboards is to use cultural arts to strengthen the bonds between humans and our wilderness. Our imaginative urban billboards, based on the series Flight by AIRIE fellow Susan Silas, will inspire the public to renew their dedication to the Everglades”, says Deborah Mitchell, Executive Director of AIRIE.

In Conversation with AIRIE at PAMM will offer the public a rare opportunity to engage in Q&A with the new Everglades National Park Superintendent, Pedro Ramos, who says “Art and America's National Parks have a long rich history. The AIRIE Wild Billboard Campaign reminds us of all of that history and inspires our community to develop a personal connection with their Everglades, America's wildest and most special place.” Special guest Eric Draper will discuss how this dynamic, high visibility campaign can help the general public understand the effect that abundant, clean water has on birds and other species.

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Nov
22
3:30 PM15:30

Wild Culture at the Swamp

 

 

Join AIRIE at the Miami Book Fair Sunday, November 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a discussion on ecological concerns and experiences in the wild. Executive Director, Deborah Mitchell will moderate a discussion with biologists and artists, including  Harvard trained architect Elite Kedan, October fellow Jason Hedges, and Wild Billboard artist Franky Cruz. Mini billboards by Rebecca Reeve and Franky Cruz will be displayed on the porch all week!

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Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

The Public Story Teller on WLRN

Tune in to www.wlrn.org or 91.3 at 4pm on Sunday, November 8th  to hear my story about the effect that reading Gladesmen  had on my life.  I discuss some experiences in Big Cypress, the Everglades, and why working with other artists is a wonderful way to encourage preservation, conservation and restoration. Link will be added by Nov. 25th.

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