OSPREY, FL (November 3, 2016) Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for the opening reception for orchidist and photographer, Tony Nacinovich, on Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The exhibit entitled “Tropical Splendor” will connect you to the exquisite natural beauty of orchids and inspire you to learn more. The cocktail reception with remarks by the artist will be held at the foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP online at www.conservationfoundation.com/reception or call 941-918-2100. Artwork may be ordered for purchase. The exhibit runs through December 30, 2016, and may be viewed during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
In February 2006, Tony Nacinovich attended the annual Venice Orchid Society Show and was amazed by these exotic and enchanting plants and the discovery that the West Coast of Florida was the perfect place to grow them. With the help and support of Orchid Society members, he learned how to grow these botanical treasures and keep them blooming again and again — each successive bloom surpassing the previous as the plant matures. His photographs provide a unique challenge to arrest their radiance and splendor and thereby share his passion with others. Blooms come and go but photos provide stunning permanence.
As orchidist and photographer, Tony grows 230+ orchids on his lanai near Spanish Point. His photos attempt to capture their diverse colors and forms using only natural light, which enhances and illuminates their radiance. His plants and photos have been awarded more than 60 times at major Florida orchid shows.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.