|The Bishop’s monthly think + drink / science program connects guests with fascinating topics and fabulous speakers|
|Members of the public are invited to join The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature on Zoom for its next think + drink / science program at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 as we host the world-famous photographer Clyde Butcher, who will talk about his experiences taking photographs in and around the Myakka River. |
Butcher, known as the Ansel Adams of Florida, showcases his time in our region through his stunning collection Myakka River: A Florida Treasure now on special exhibition in The Bishop’s East Gallery. This series of 30 photographs — on exhibition for only another month — captures the spirit of a primal, exotic place and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty, complexity and diversity of this vital freshwater area.
|Join us for think + drink / science on Zoom|
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 12Where: On ZoomCost: $3 for members of The Bishop’s Discovery Society; $5 for all othersRegister now
|During the Museum’s monthly think + drink / science program, the evening’s featured guest makes a special presentation, then we open the floor for a question and answer session. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, The Bishop has moved the program to Zoom to be able to accommodate more guests for these events.|
“At a time when options are limited on where we can go and what we can do, we’re pleased that The Bishop can be here to remind us of the beauty and renewal that nature offers — both through our safe, in-person special exhibition of Clyde’s work and through this special virtual program with him,” said CEO Brynne Anne Besio. “It’s such an honor and a privilege to work with Clyde to showcase the special places that Southwest Florida has to offer and to be able to share them with our guests.”
Nature has long been a sanctuary for Butcher, who first began taking large format, black and white photographs following the death of his son in 1986.
“I have always felt that the best photographs are taken in surroundings near to your heart,” says Butcher. “I had photographed the Myakka River ecosystem before my stroke in 2017, but afterward, the Myakka became a sort of sanctuary for me. 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.”
|Time is Running out to See Myakka River: A Florida Treasure in Person at The Bishop|
|The special exhibition, Myakka River: A Florida Treasure is open at The Bishop through Sept. 6. This collection of 30 photographs captures 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. |
Visiting the exhibition is included in the price of admission. Myakka River: A Florida Treasure is sponsored at The Bishop by Elizabeth Moore.
Please note that all Museum guests over the age of 2 are required to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Learn more and make your reservations to visit now.