Did you miss out on meeting Clyde at his St. Armand’s Gallery due to weather this past weekend? Saturday, June 2nd from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. we’re adding an additional opportunity to see this exhibit and meet Clyde.
“The images found in this exhibit reflect my respect and appreciation of those heroes of the past who were willing to stand up and proclaim the need to save our environment so that today we can see portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as it was long ago.” Clyde Butcher
Much of America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape by Clyde Butcher, majestically captures the great and public natural lands set aside by the Federal and State governments for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this generation and future generations. Through the patriotic generosity of gifts from families such as the Rockefellers, many of the National Parks are preserved as the patrimony of the Nation and meant for all. If every picture tells a story, these powerful black and white images are portraits of the eternal bond between man and nature that is the soul of our country.
While this exhibition and its photographs fall squarely as major works of art, it is undeniable that the elusive Nature is threatened by industrial and residential development, and the environment is at grave risk. It is responsibility of every American to preserve the natural elements of our country. To make a good start of this, all we need to do as individuals, is simply plant a tree.
Clyde Butcher’s St. Armand’s Opening Reception: Meet our guest artist, Paul Marcellini on Saturday, October 13th from 4pm-8pm. We are excited to display his color photography. Paul and I have many things in common, his passion to educate others about our Florida environment through his photography. In 2016 he was fotunate enough to have an Everglades image used for a USPS stamp celebrating 100 years of US National Parks. A self-taught naturalist, he is constantly out to educate the public and create awareness for the vital ecosystems of South Florida.
Paul Marcellini was born and raised 20 miles from Everglades National Park. Always attracted to the outdoors, it was natural to begin photographing them when he picked up a camera in 2005. Since then, he has gone on to win awards in multiple international competitions and have his imagery shown in Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Miami International Airport, and several museums in South Florida.