Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Home Again After Hurricane Irma

The eye of Irma went right over our house, according to a neighbor who stayed. We followed mandatory evacuation orders and fled to Orlando till yesterday. Both house and studio fared well. Lots of downed trees and trashed garden as well as torn screens which we are cleaning up. No power for another 10 days. No gasoline which makes me love my Prius even more. No ice but we have plenty to eat. Hot. Hot. Hot. We will report more when we can. Till then think cool thoughts. I love the rainforest but not this!

Connie & Nicholas

BudEBird--Connie-Bransilver.JPG

Buddy is happy back home too.

Docks--Connie-Bransilver.JPG

Good News. The docks survived the 5 1/2 foot surge.

Mango--Connie-Bransilver.jpg

My mangled mango tree

Change Email

PLEASE NOTE: Our AOL email addresses will disappear August 31st — at long last!

PLEASE DELETE bransilver@aol.com & PetrucciNicholas@aol.com

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL:   nicholasandconnie@gmail.com

CONTINUING BUSINESS EMAILS:
connie@ConnieBransilver.com
nicholas@NicholasPetrucci.com
GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com

Other than re-organizing the studio, and looking forward to éBella Magazine’s featuring Guardians of the Everglades® in its 2017/2018 Arts Guide, we are enjoying the rainy season — great clouds, clear, warm light!

Summer Fun - and CHANGE

NEW MEXICO ROLLER COASTER

Well, not really a rollercoaster but the second longest tramway in the world - from the Albuquerque foothills to Sandia Crest — and back.  We took a vacation, a real vacation in the high, dry Land of Enchantment and we were, indeed, enchanted through our skin, our eyes and through our stomachs.  I’m Green and Nicholas is Red, and if you know New Mexico, you’ll know I am referring to your chile (yes, chile, not chili) preference. You may know that I was born and raised there, still have family there, and even went to UNM Law School in the 70s, so the land and sky and cool, dry air are all “home” but the growth and sophistication of this multi-cultural, unique piece of the USA is all new.  

Sandia Peak Tramway ©Connie Bransilver

Green Burrito ©Connie Bransilver


EMAIL CHANGE - FINALLY

I have hated AOL for years, but seemed to be locked in because of the effort required to change.  Lately, AOL has simply not delivered a number of emails — not in Trash or Junk or anywhere.  So, we are biting the bullet.  AOL will be discontinued as of August 31st so...

PLEASE DELETE

bransilver@aol.com &

PetrucciNicholas@aol.com

 

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL:

nicholasandconnie@gmail.com

 

CONTINUING BUSINESS EMAILS:

connie@ConnieBransilver.com

nicholas@NicholasPetrucci.com

GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com

Season Closeout - Last Public Lecture April 11, 2017

Evenings at the Conservancy of SW Florida lecture series is featuring Guardians of the Everglades April 11.  It’s our last public appearance of the season, so come, enjoy and let’s Sell It Out!  It’s the glory of our unique Everglades in photos, rough cut video clips, portraits, and even a song, “River of Grass,” written for Guardians of the Everglades.  It’s a high tech iMovie presentation followed by talk of the 11 Guardians’ portraits and what the project means for all of us.  Maybe even some of the Guardians themselves will be there to speak for themselves . . . Register here: https://www.conservancy.org/evenings

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11 @6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Conservancy of SW Florida - next to the Zoo on Goodlette Frank Road, Naples

Nicholas at the podium at a private event earlier this year.


We've Been "Scouted" Again

The prestigious Scout Guide to the best local businesses in the Naples area has again selected us for inclusion in the 2017-2018 Scout Guide.  We are captioned as “Luxury Home and Corporate Art” for both Connie’s “Dramatic Images from Around the World” and Nicholas’ “Oil Portraits and Commissions.”  Bud. E. Cockatoo Bird supervised the shoot last week.

Art & Conversation

ART ALIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st, 2017

5 - 8 pm
1719 Trade Center Way, #3
Naples, FL 34109

Look for the slide projections on the front wall of the studio.
Check out the Scout Guide video from December Art Alive on Facebook - scroll down!

https://www.facebook.com/connie.bransilver
https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.petrucci.16

You can see the next Guardian portrait in progress - Roy McBride & Chili.

Special Guests, LEA BORKENHAGEN, Ph. D. Fulbright Scholar, Cote d’Ivoire.
Presently Nike - Sustainable manufacturing - Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lea-borkenhagen-80ba071
http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/about/advisory.html

MARC RIVERS, MFA Oxford Brookes University - Artist exploring light and time.  See his images on display in the studio.
Portland, OR
www.MarcRivers.com

Light Plays-Esta-Noche ©MarcRivers .jpg

Light Plays-Esta-Noche ©MarcRivers

Join us in French, English, Bahasa Indonesia, or American.

World View - Madagascar ©Connie Bransilver


KUNJANI COFFEE & GALLERY

780 Seagate Dr, Naples
https://kunjaninaples.com

Come see some of Connie’s African images.  Buy and support projects in Africa.

Intelligent Thought ©Connie Bransilver


ADD YOUR PHOTO

As most of you know, I am a Senior Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and now on the Board. We created 1Frame4Nature to share our dedication to conservation and to encourage everyone to participate.

“We are all connected to nature, and through it, to each other. Join our community and share your pictures and stories of your personal connection to nature. Tell us what action(s) you are taking on behalf of nature! Tag #1Frame4Nature on Instagram

Share your #1Frame4Nature images and stories here! www.1Frame4Nature.org and while you are on the site, check out my images about climate change and its potential effect on south Florida. Climate Change Is Real.  Floridians should know!

Under the Mangroves ©Connie Bransilver

Art for Conservation

ART ALIVE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st. 2017

5 - 7 pm
1719 Trade Center Way, #3
Naples, FL 34109

Look for the slide projections on the front wall of the studio.
Check out the Scout Guide video from December Arts Alive on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/connie.bransilver 
https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.petrucci.16

You can see the next Guardian portrait in progress - Roy McBride & Chili.

 

NEXT ARTS ALIVE - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st, 2017

Special Guest, LEA BORKENHAGEN, PH. D. Fulbright Scholar, Cote d’Ivoire
Join us in French or English

Baby Gator - Fragility of Endangered Species ©ConnieBransilver

Baby Gator - Fragility of Endangered Species ©ConnieBransilver

 

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A HOAX

As most of you know, I am a Senior Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. We just created 1Frame4Nature to share our dedication to conservation and to encourage everyone to participate.  Our letter states, in part,

“We are all connected. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat unite us in caring for our world.

“The Fellows of the International League of Conservation Photographers are dedicated to furthering conservation and the health of nature through their photography.  They do so by sharing their pictures and stories of what they hold most dear - their connections to the land, water, wildlife, and all of nature for the nourishment of both our bodies and spirits.

“1Frame4Nature (1F4N) is an iLCP led campaign that aims to use our Fellows’ images and stories to encourage online audiences, the general public, to share their images and stories of their own personal connection to nature.”

Share your #1Frame4Nature images and stories here! www.1Frame4Nature.org and while you are on the site, check out my images about climate change and its potential effect on south Florida. Climate Change Is Real. 

Aerial of Florida Bay ©Connie Bransilver

Aerial of Florida Bay ©Connie Bransilver
 

Eye of the Dolphin ©Connie Bransilver

Eye of the Dolphin ©Connie Bransilver

 

DID YOU MARCH?

I did along with about 3,000 of my brothers and sisters in Naples.  Comment here or on my FB page about what the march means to you.

At the march ©Connie Bransilver

Selfie at the March ©Connie Bransilver


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