“Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” will run through Nov. 7
Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” will finish its time at the Beaches Museum on November 7. The exhibition showcases Northeast Florida’s wilderness parks and preserves through a variety of mediums. It has been on display in the Dickinson Gallery since April and has had more than 3,600 visitors.
Twelve paintings from Kathy Stark show the natural landscapes that can be found throughout Northeast Florida. Video drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella takes visitors through the parks from a birds-eye view and still images taken by photographer Will Dickey show the beauty captured in our local wilderness parks and preserves.
In addition to the artwork, TPF’s “Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks” Exhibition includes information on the nonprofit’s history and partner focuses including the 7 Creeks Recreation Area and the Barrier Islands Parks. Panels throughout the gallery highlight TPF’s accomplishments as well as their current resiliency, health, engagement and park development initiatives.
Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase TPF’s “Special Places” coffee table book which features Dickey’s photographs and was designed by Schifanella’s company (A portion of the proceeds of the “Special Places” book directly supports the wilderness parks). Visitors can also purchase Stark’s “The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks” book or prints of her paintings in various sizes.
The Beaches Museum is located at 381 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. Admission to the museum is free thanks to the generous donation of Maxwell and Edna Dickinson. For more information, visit beachesmusuem.org or call (904) 241-5657.