ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition
Lecture and Gallery Reception
Saturday, May 11 | 5pm - 8pm
Cocktails by Miami Club Rum
Lecture: “The Everglades: Spirit of the Land” (5pm - 6pm)
An interactive presentation from award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Phoenix sharing iconic images of the Everglades and behind-the-scenes stories of how she got the shots.
Phoenix | Artist Statement
Every time I go out to photograph nature I really find myself being called to go within. Photography is my way of communing with the Universe, Source or God ...whatever one may call that divine essence. My love, my divine call to art, is to truthfully capture those moments when my soul is touched by the extraordinary wonder and beauty seen through my camera’s inner lens -- from colorful bugs, smaller than a fingernail’s tip, to ever changing magnificent paintings presented every morning and night for humanity's delight. South Florida's wetlands and the Everglades in particular are my primary photography studio and sanctuary. My approach to photography and life is grounded in my spiritual belief that "we are all one, we are all interconnected." As a nature photographer, for me the importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul. And, perhaps I have been the greatest beneficiary of nature's healing therapy.
About the Exhibit: This beautiful and thought provoking exhibition features some of the best art and photography submitted to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest from artists and photographers around the world. The show focuses attention on the plight of endangered species and habitats and features work that both celebrates their beauty and documents the threats facing them.
Here is a video of the exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week 2018. https://youtu.be/7uazhJOqwUI
Proceeds: The artists are generously donating a significant percentage of the proceeds of the sale of their work to the Center for Great Apes. All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a Florida based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more: http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.