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The 11th Congressional District Art Competition is hosted by Congressman Richard Nugent and includes artwork by high school students from Hernando, Sumter, Citrus and Marion Counties. One winner will have their entry sent to Washington, D.C. to be hung in the Capitol for one year.
The winner will be announced at the exhibition reception being held at the Appleton on Friday, March 20 from 5-8 p.m.
Everglades: America's Wetlands contains 40 framed photographs by Mac Stone, an award-winning conservation photographer and naturalist who recently published a major book by the same title. As a biologist for the National Audubon Society, Stone traveled to the most remote areas of the Everglades. With his camera, he explored Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp, Fisheating Creek and dozens of sites that few are permitted to visit. Images from his treks have appeared in countless domestic and international publications including National Geographic, Audubon Magazine and National Parks Magazine.
This exhibition is scheduled to open on April 7, which has been designated Everglades Day in honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas' birthday.
Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Beyond Reality: The Many Worlds of James H. Vredevoogd is the artist's first retrospective. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, he taught painting, drawing and performance art for thirty-two years. Realistic in style but surrealist in subject matter, his works are enigmatic dreamscapes with their own unique symbolism and iconography, captivating the viewer and daring them to take a closer look.
Vredevoogd received a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums, universities and private collections. The artists lives and works in Dunnellon, FL.
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