The exhibition opens to the public Oct. 30 and runs through May 31, 2020
Timucuan Parks Foundation is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a special exhibition at the Museum of Science and History. The exhibition, titled “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks,” will open with an invitation-only reception on the evening of Oct. 29 and on Oct. 30 it will be open to the public.
The exhibition will feature Jacksonville’s parks and preserves through the eyes of local artists. It will include four new park paintings by Kathy Stark, a video that will include drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella, and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey. Panels will highlight Timucuan Parks Foundation’s accomplishments of the last 20 years as well as their current resiliency, health, engagement and park development initiatives.
“The exhibition is designed to give visitors a glimpse into the history and future of our organization which preserves, promotes and enhances Jacksonville’s natural areas,” said TPF Executive Director Mark Middlebrook. “Our organization started in 1999 to acquire vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands to build one of the largest park systems in the U.S. Now our job is to protect those lands, support our city, state and national parks, and to promote the health benefits of being in nature.”
“Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” will be on exhibit to visitors at MOSH through May 31, 2020. The exhibition celebrates the area’s national, state, and city parks and preserves and recognizes the special sense of place and sense of well-being they provide. The exhibition will also debut two new marketing focuses: 7 Creeks Trail Partnership and the Barrier Islands Parks. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org/20th-celebration/.