The Marco Island Historical Museum is pleased to host fine art photographer Clyde Butcher’s special exhibition “Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary.” The exhibit, graciously sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society, is to be on display at the museum from Tuesday, December 1 through Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
Butcher is best known for his stunning photography and contributions to public awareness of the Florida Everglades, showing his deep and personal commitment to preserving endangered landscapes around the world. An internationally recognized artist and environmentalist, Butcher photographed and recorded images taken throughout America in his new “Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary” series. The photographs capture scenes from lands in California, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington, as well as Florida. Through this exhibition, Butcher hopes to reorient the way we view nature, not as detached bystanders, but an intricate tapestry into which we are equally woven.
Bill Meadows, president of the Wilderness Society, states in the exhibit’s companion book, “He magnifies reality in ways that encourage us to view nature with awe and respect. By demonstrating the unity of all beautiful, natural places, his artwork provides a compelling illustration of why wilderness should be preserved and sustained by linking natural lands together in a unified whole.”
Guests are invited to join the photographer at the museum for an opening reception on Tuesday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This free event begins with a book signing at 5:00 PM and culminates with a lecture by Mr. Butcher at 7:00 PM. Reservations for this event are not required. The lecture is $5 for Marco Island Historical Society Members and $10 for non-members.
The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, in the heart of Marco Island, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free and the site is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.colliermuseums.com or call 239-642-1440.