OSPREY, FL (August 25, 2017) Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a reception with oil painter Theodore Morris at the exhibit opening of Florida’s Lost Tribes on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibit fuses the intersection of history and art, as Morris honors the native men, women and children of the early Florida tribes with great detailed accuracy. 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 at www.conservationfoundation.com/events or call 941-918-2100. Artwork is available for purchase. The exhibit is on display through November, and may be viewed during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
A graduate of the then Ringling School of Art, Morris worked as a commercial artist for Sarasota ad agencies, then turned to creating drawings for an archaeological survey company. He found this much more stimulating, and began to pursue his passion for history. His intense study of Florida history merged with his artistic skill and through his paintings, Morris sought to correct the misrepresentations of Florida’s Early Indians. He has exhibited his paintings in numerous historical museums around the state. Learn more at www.losttribesflorida.com.
About Conservation Foundation
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.