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In Conversation with AIRIE


 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.