|March 5 event will allow guests to gain new insights from the man behind the lens
|Photographer Clyde Butcher’s newest special exhibition Myakka River: A Florida Treasure opened at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature on Friday to popular demand and acclaim.
Now, The Bishop is inviting the public to get even closer to the man behind the lens during a special evening with the world-famous photographer known as the “Ansel Adams of Florida.” On Thursday, March 5, Butcher will give a short presentation about this exhibition — sharing his own special connection with this wild and alluring place of healing — then he will open the floor for questions from the audience. The evening’s format is styled after The Bishop’s popular monthly think + drink / science programs and will take place in The Planetarium.
Myakka River: A Florida Treasure, which is open at The Bishop through Sept. 6, includes 30 photographs that capture the spirit of a primal, exotic place and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty, complexity and diversity of vital freshwater areas where alligators, turtles and cottonmouths swim, and herons, cranes and limpkins strut through its shallows. Butcher took the photos in Myakka River State Park, Triangle Ranch and surrounding lands.
“I have always felt that the best photographs are taken in surroundings near to your heart,” said Butcher. “I had photographed the Myakka River ecosystem before my stroke in 2017, but afterward, the Myakka became a sort of sanctuary for me.
|Please Join UsA Special Evening at The Bishop With Clyde Butcher
During this evening event in The Planetarium, Clyde Butcher will give a short presentation then invite questions from the audience for discussion.
Tickets are $12 for members of the Discovery Society; $15 for all others. Light bites, beer and wine available for purchase.GET TICKETS NOW
|“Spending time and capturing its primal beauty saved my life spirit and helped heal my body. Myakka is the place where I found inspiration, peace and healing. It is my hope that you, too, will find the same peace and enjoyment from this special place. My vision is to increase awareness of Myakka’s ecosystem, in hopes that it will help more people connect with and want to join us in protecting this unique and beautiful environment.”
Myakka River: A Florida Treasure is sponsored by Elizabeth Moore. Please note that this special exhibition will not be open the evening of March 5.