November 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for our general meeting on Thursday, November 19th. There will be a half-hour social time at 6:30 PM followed by the short meeting and a special program at 7:00 PM. The public is welcome!
Our speaker will be water color artist Linda Soderquest. Linda will present information about the Everglades ecosystem and history as it relates to birds and plume hunters in the late 1800s. She will also be displaying several examples of her award-winning work at the meeting.
She will also be displaying several examples of her award-winning work at the meeting.
As part of her artist bio on her website, Linda states “Attuned to nature, my paintings reflect the essence of a rustic, simple life. Coaxing out the bright light in my work through negative painting presents a fascinating challenge, as I integrate the beauty of the natural surroundings into my art. My tropical watercolor paintings feature landscapes, seascapes, wildlife portraits, coral reef scenes, and mangrove habitats”.
Linda is involved in education, writing and receiving grants for outreach education and stewardship projects, while mentoring youth exploring conservation issues. She is a primary permit holder with Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission for all sea turtle data collection, education, and strandlings on Little Gasparilla Island. She also volunteers year round as a shorebird monitor. To see many example of her outstanding work, go to her website: http://www.lindasislandart.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=53