New Showcase for ‘Glades Art

Four famous artists bring the Everglades to life in a new Homestead show.

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View from the bottom of the Everglades.
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This untitled Walter Weber work from 1938 painted with oil on canvas is part of the Everglades National Park Collection.
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Roseate Spoonbills.
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In 1949 Weber took a job as staff artist and naturalist for the National Geographic Society.
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Weber traveled around the world spending months in the field at a time watching the world around him and painting it.
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On April 18, 1967 Weber received the Conservation Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Department of the Interior.
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Detail from another Weber piece.
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An untitled oil on canvas from Walter Weber depicting an alligator sunning on a mangrove island with birds flying in the background.
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Edward J. Glannon. Everglades, 1975. Lithograph.
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Lithography is a printing process using a stone, oil, and water to reproduce an image.
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Edward J. Glannon. After The Hurricane - The Everglades. Lithograph.
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Charley Harper designed over 50 posters for national parks and other animal based organizations, books, and publications. This piece is called Underwater In The Dry Season.
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In the 1970's, the National Park Service commissioned some eight Charley Harper works for Everglades National Park.
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Charley Harper painting detail, owl.
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Closer look at a Charley Harper painting.
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Charley Harper. Untitled. 1974. Acrylic on Canvas. Everglades National Park Collection. NPS commissioned art.
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Sam Vinikoff is known as "the Everglades artist." He has been painting in the Everglades for more than 50 years.
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At 90 years old Sam Vinikoff still paints in the Everglades.
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Frame detail from a Sam Vinikoff piece.
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Vinikoff bird detail.
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Sam Vinikoff. Mangrove Tunnel. Oil on Canvas. Everglades National Park Collection.
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The gallery encourages visitors to create and donate their own works to the Everglades National Park Collection.
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Seen on top of donations pile, a manatee that says "meow."
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Ernest F. Coe, the "Father of Everglades National Park" fought from 1928 through 1947 for the founding of a National Park in the lower Everglades.
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Seen from side of road in South Dade.
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