Monday, January 18, 2021

Artists of the Swamp

Hector Roldan, 11th Grade. PHOTO BY PATRICIA HUFF/COASTAL BREEZE NEWS

Hector Roldan, 11th Grade. PHOTO BY PATRICIA HUFF/COASTAL BREEZE NEWS

BUZZ FROM THE SWAMP 

Patricia Huff 

mulletrapper@gmail.com

There are many painters who live in this area, and the Museum of the Everglades will be highlighting some of our very special, talented local “artists” during the summer months. Mr. Paul Tribble, who has been teaching the Art Classes at Everglades City School since 1978 has once again inspired his students to draw, paint and create a selection of imaginative pieces for this summer’s exhibit. Some of the art work is a collaborative effort painted by several students. All of the students have produced beautiful, individual art that is well worth a trip to the Museum to see. A reception was held on Friday, June 1, for the school students to view their exhibit. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Everglades Art Students Exhibit.

Everglades Art Students Exhibit.

There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. For more information, phone 239-695-0008.

BigC ORV Trails Plan

Public comments are sought for the draft Environmental Assessment for up to eight off-road vehicle trail heads in Big Cypress National Preserve and five turn lanes on part of US-41. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, June 20, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in Ochopee. The deadline for comments is Thursday, July 5. For info, see www.parkplanning.nps.gov or phone 239-695-1107.

Plan to visit Everglades City on Saturday, June 30, for a fun-filled day celebrating Independence Day (a few days early). There will be a parade, music, food, art booths, and fireworks. More information in the next BUZZ article!

Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 18 years and is the Publisher of the local newspaper The Mullet Rapper.

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