By Rebecca Reeve - Untitled From Marjorys World

By Rebecca Reeve – Untitled From Marjory’s World

South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) presents a Third Thursday program for the exhibition “Flight: Aloft in the Everglades,” Thursday, Feb. 19, 1 – 2 p.m., in Building G, Room 101, SFSC Highlands Campus. The exhibition will be on display through March 5 in the SFSC MOFAC, Highlands Campus.

Flight is an exhibition of new work created by artists who participated in the AIRIE residency at Everglades National Park. The artists in the exhibition each spent a month living and working in the park, immersed in the ecological and cultural concerns of the River of Grass. Their works explore many facets of our cultural experience of nature in this World Heritage Site. In Flight, the Everglades are considered through aerial views of suburban encroachment, birds taking wing, the ethereal nature of wind, and even the stark contrast of nuclear missiles housed deep in the wilderness. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Mitchell.

From sound, installation, and video to painting and photography, Flight explores the Everglades from many viewpoints. The interpretative program will offer an inside view of the artworks on display in MOFAC. After the program, MOFAC will be open to participants who would like to view the exhibition. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Don Appelquist.

Third Thursdays at MOFAC is a series that will enhance and inspire the public’s perspective on Florida art and culture. Each program focuses on a different MOFAC exhibit. The program is held every third Thursday of the month, is open to the public, and is free.

The SFSC Museum of Florida At and Culture (MOFAC) is open to the public, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., and by appointment for group tours. When the season begins in November, SFSC Artist Series patrons may visit the museum one hour prior to each performance. For more information or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 863-784-7240 or email doctrowm@southflorida.edu.