“Wild and Remote: Photographing South Florida by Canoe,” a collection of photographs by artist Connie Mier, is currently on exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum through July 26, 2016.
Connie Mier is a wildlife and nature photographer who derives inspiration from her canoe explorations of the Everglades and Biscayne Bay. She often spends days at a time canoeing and camping in the Everglades to photograph some of the most remote wilderness areas in Florida. As a result, her photographs offer a rare glimpse of these beautiful places, as seen from a canoe.
“I have chosen to go deep into the Everglades to seek out birds and other wildlife, and to explore the dense mangrove forests and remote storm-swept beaches,” shares Mier. “I want people to look at my image and feel as if they are there with me. I want the viewer to see a part of the Everglades they have never thought existed.”
In addition to winning photo contests, including the 2015 National Audubon Society’s fine art category, Connie’s work has been published in several magazines, including Wildlife Photographic, Canoe Roots, Outdoor Photographer and Extraordinary Vision.
An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 24, hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS). The reception is free, open to the public and will take place from 6-7 PM. There will be a lecture following the reception in the Rose History Auditorium from 7-8 PM, hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society. The lecture is free to MIHS members and $5 for non-members.
The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, in the heart of Marco Island. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9AM – 4PM.