SARASOTA, Fla. – Legendary and iconic landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher, will hold his first public appearance for a meet-and-greet holiday open house at his newest gallery on St. Armands Circle, which is now open at 55 S. Boulevard of the Presidents.
On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. guests will have the opportunity to meet Butcher, who will give talks throughout the day and autograph and personalize books, calendars and photographs for holiday gifts. Free and open to the public, visitors can also hear about Butcher’s photographic processes and peruse the varied collection of spectacular and inspiring photographs of Butcher’s home state of Florida along with photos from all across America.
On Friday, Nov. 3, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate and commemorate the opening of his third gallery with the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
“Unique in its concept, history and beauty, St. Armands Circle provides an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world,” said Butcher, an environmental conservationist. “It’s the perfect location to welcome new and long-standing friends and showcase some of Florida’s richest and purest landscapes. I hope visitors will appreciate the elaborate detail and intricate textures expressed in the photographs. I love Florida’s brilliance and beauty, and I want to share that splendor and educate others on these remarkably remote and undisturbed wild places.”
Located next to The Met, the gallery is open on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m.
Butcher’s immense and beautiful black and white photographs have captured the diversity, dignity and beauty of nature in the U.S. on film for more than 50 years. Home to the largest dark room in the U.S., his two other galleries include the Venice Gallery & Studio in Venice, Fla. and the Big Cypress Gallery, which is located on 13 acres in the center of the Everglades in the Big Cypress National Preserve.
For more information on Butcher’s St. Armands gallery, call 941-702-8818 or visit www.ClydeButcher.com.
About Clyde Butcher
For more than 50 years, Clyde Butcher has traveled extensively across the U.S. and abroad to capture the diversity, dignity and beauty of nature on film. His extensive body of work has been assembled into four stunning collections, which are recognized and exhibited in museums nationally and around the world: United States, International, Florida, and National Parks.
Butcher’s spectacular and inspiring photographs of the remote and undisturbed wild places of Florida, his home state, are especially admired by other artists, critics and collectors. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, creator of the documentary series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, has called Butcher’s work a “national treasure.” He is an ambassador to the arts and the environment, a diplomat of the remaining wild places and an emissary to the hearts and minds of Americans to protect this country’s wild places.
Using a variety of antique large format view cameras ranging in size from 4 ̋ x 5 ̋ to 12 ̋ x 20 ̋, he creates photographs up to 5′ x 9′ in size. In this digital age, Butcher is one of the rare photographers who still makes his photographs in the ‘wet’ darkroom,’ allowing him to express elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape.
Butcher has been invited to undertake projects for Everglades National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy and Wilderness Society, as well as other prominent environmental organizations. He has received many prestigious awards and been the subject of various news and TV programs.
A large selection of Butcher’s photography can be seen at his Venice Gallery & Studio in Venice, Fla., his Big Cypress Gallery, which is located on 13 acres in the center of the Everglades in the Big Cypress National Preserve and now his gallery on St. Armands Circle. For more information, visit www.ClydeButcher.com.