20th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition
Celebrating Jacksonville’s Wilderness Parks
Come learn about the 7 Creeks Recreation Area and Barrier Islands Parks, view breathtaking art inspired by parks right here in Northeast Florida and discover how our natural spaces instill a sense of place and a sense of well-being. Our exhibition features images highlighting the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves. Also within the exhibition are panels that highlight our nonprofit organization’s accomplishments of the last 20 years as well as our current resiliency, health, engagement and park development initiatives.
- Four new park paintings by fine artist Kathy Stark
- A video which includes drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella
- Still images by photographer Will Dickey
- A map of our parks, native animal cutouts and animal tracks
February 2022 – Downtown at The Jessie
The exhibition is in The Great Hall at the Jessie Ball duPont Center in downtown Jacksonville (pictured right).
April 2021 – Beaches Museum at Jacksonville Beach
The exhibition was housed in the Dixon Gallery and featured monthly Boardwalk Talks with the artists and notable speakers.
July 2020 – Fernandina Beach Branch Library
The exhibition was hosted courtesy of the Friends of the Library–Fernandina Beach.
October 2019 – Launched at MOSH
An opening reception kicked off the exhibition. Museum admissions during the display numbered just over 54,000 visitors. You can view highlights of the exhibition at MOSH here.
Sponsors and Supporters
Our sponsors and supporters are the reason this milestone 20th anniversary exhibition for the community was possible. We thank you so very much. We are grateful to our partner, the Museum of Science & History (MOSH), who generously provided the initial exhibition space.
This exhibition was made possible by generous underwriters:
Video: Marco Family Foundation, Inc.
Sense of Place panel: Scenic Jacksonville*
Sense of Well-Being panel: Nona J. Rawls & H. Taylor Jones Foundation
Engagement Activities: Berry & Co. Real Estate
Susan S. Wiles
Zim and Terry Boulos
Cathleen and Kurt Dunkle
Ross and Jean Krueger
Emily and Larry Lisska
John and Sally Ragsdale
Richard Skinner and Patricia Houlihan
JoAnn Tredennick and Jack Meeks
Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board
University of North Florida Environmental Center
Akel, Logan & Shafer, P.A.
David and Cynthia Baker
Felicia Boyd and Dan Legett
Susan and Rick Brodeur
Dr. Richard Danford, Jr.
Thomas and Julia Davis
Joe and Katie Eberly
Rick and Kathy Fitzgerald
Carolyn Jennings, The Write Touch
Ted M. Johnson
Bob, Maria and Garrett Mark
Katie and Dave Mitura
Kathy and Bud Para
Nicky Runnels, Champion Brands
Drs. Todd Sack and Barbara Sharp
Jim Schwarz and Trisha Meili
Will Dickey Photography
William “Bill” Bishop
Alicia B. Grant
Murray “Lad” Hawkins, III
Larry and Emily Lisska
Good Neighbor M.A.N.I.A.