Portraits almost complete with nowhere to go
Guardians of the Everglades portraits nearing completion
While Nicholas completes the portraits Connie is trying to raise the money to complete the interviews and create the explanatory panels. Two major art museums are considering premiering the exhibition. While there are over 40 environmental organizations working toward Everglades conservation, we are the only one dedicated to spreading the word through powerful visual messaging using art and stories of leadership to create an emotional attachment that changes behavior and inspires action. That, along with the quality of the art, should easily sell the project. Click here for the Executive Summary.
Florida Humanities Council focus on Everglades and GOE
Labeled the “Adventure to Florida’s last frontier,” the twenty guests lead by Guardian Franklin Adams, traveled in Big Cypress, Fakahatchee, and Everglades National Park, winding up with a half day slide show and discussion with Miccosukee Elder Betty Osceola (niece of Guardian Buffalo Tiger), Guardian Deb Jansen, and Nicholas and Connie. Among other requests, one guest asked for the lyrics of Walt Leuzinger’s “River of Grass.” www.Floriidahumanities.org.
Guardian Franklin Adams, Miccosukee Elder Betty Osceola (niece of Guardian Buffalo Tiger), and Guardian Deb Jansen
èBella Magazine coverage of Connie now on-line
New Life -Giraffe ©Connie Bransilver
The link to èBella Magazine coverage of Connie last month is here, but the photo of “New Life” in the Okavango Delta was left out of the link. It's here: http://ebellamag.com/images/eBella_TheArts_Mar2016.pdf
Fakahatchee Swamp Walk - No Gators, No Snakes, No Mosquitoes - just cool, clear, water
The day could not have been more perfect, and with the help of friends Tom Maish, Francine Stevens and Glen Stencil, Connie led a family who won a swamp walk through a silent auction bid. Everyone survived!