Everglades Forever Celebration
ARTSERVE and the Museum of Discovery and Science collaborated in their Everglades Forever project on December 7th and 8th, 2013. Twenty artists were selected to show their art and encourage visitors to view the Everglades and support the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Building a connection through art and lectures was the theme for the weekend.
The expended attendance of this event was 4,000 people per day.
Mary Belle Cordell was a featured artist and speaker at the museum on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Her porcelain painting was titled “Silent Retreat”. The painting included a blue heron in a misty Everglades setting. She spoke about the threatened and endangered species who reside in the boundaries of Everglades National Park and about the restoration that began in 1980 and continues today. Mary Belle stated: “There is a never ending supply of beautiful art to be seen in our own back yard, “The River of Grass”, the Florida Everglades.”