Monday, September 28, 2020

A brush with the Everglades

Carol McArdle uses vibrant tropical colors for natural SW Florida scenes. Submitted

Carol McArdle uses vibrant tropical colors for natural SW Florida scenes. Submitted

By Patricia Huff

The March Exhibit in the Pauline Reeves Gallery at the Museum of the Everglades will feature well-known artist Carol McArdle who uses her vibrant colors to depict the beautiful wildlife and outdoor beauty of the Everglades.  Carol was born in Jamaica and grew up in Bristol, England. After attending West Surrey College of Art and Design for 15 months, she became a self-taught artist and took advantage of visiting the many art exhibits and museums around London.  In 2001 Carol became an American citizen and now lives in Southwest Florida.  The reception for the Carol McArdle, hosted by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades, is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The 2nd Annual Everglades Home Tour will also be held on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Last year’s event was a tremendous success with over 500 visitors taking advantage of looking “inside” the original homes built by Barron Collier.  This year there will be different buildings and historic homes to tour.  To purchase your souvenir ticket booklet ($20) and for more information, visit website www.evergladeshistorical.org or telephone (239) 695-0333 or 695-0202.  Proceeds will benefit the many projects sponsored by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. If you arrive on the day of the event, there will be a table set up in McLeod Park on the Circle where Art-in-the-Glades is holding an arts & crafts sale with area vendors participating and musicians performing.  A fun day to experience Everglades City!

Visit the Mullet Rapper’s website www.evergladesmulletrapper.com to learn more about what’s happening around our town.

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