Honoring founder Charles Deering’s role as an early naturalist and environmental advocate, this exhibition brings to light the contemporary artist’s role in advocacy and action to save Florida’s natural waters, preserve sacred spaces, and reconnect people to the land. JohnBob Carlos aptly titled the photographic series “Healing Waters,” stemming from his desire to move people to find self-healing from immersion in the environment and healing for our Everglades and waters systems. With vibrant images of the Everglades waters, he hopes that the viewers find images that serve as emblems to inspire healing in their lives. “May these images serve as a reminder of the natural beauty that is here now and can be saved for future generations,” says JohnBob Carlos.
Join us on a journey of sights, sounds, dance and traditions celebrating the Healing Waters theme with cultural and artistic presenters, including the following: featured artist JohnBob Carlos, interdisciplinary traditional artist Tara Chadwick, Community Elders, Olijimi Dance interpretations by Choreographer Michelle Grant-Murray, and music and prayers with Wayne William Snellgrove.
Enjoy the premiere of the artist’s collaborative video with Cuban artist/filmmaker Elizabeth Ramirez Chacon in the Richmond Cottage video lounge.