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Monday, February 18, 2013

Deering Estate Festival of the Arts- February 14-24

A romantic moonlit Valentine’s concert kicks off the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts – a ten-day celebration of literary, visual and performing art at the historic Estate with events and programs from February 14 – 24, 2013. A curated exhibition Speak Now, places artistic interjections throughout the grounds, one-night only art events, classical and chamber ensemble concerts, walk and talk Curator’s tour, and a spectacular closing Red Carpet Wrap-Up are just some of the cultural experiences offered.

Guest can enjoy an "ALL ACCESS PASS” for only $75.  A limited number of ALL ACCESS PASSES are available and can only be purchased ONLINE. Individual event tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or at the event.
The ALL ACCESS PASS includes:
  • FREE ADMISSION to the Estate for the month of February;
  • Admission to ALL Deering Estate Festival of the Arts events;
  • Admission to the Nite Hike on Wednesday, February 13;
  • Admission to the "Voices of the Past" Ghost Tour on Thursday, February 21.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Meet the Artist Reception begins at 6:30pm)
Adult Ticket: $12; Youth: $7 (ages 4 to 14)

Bill Belleville, Environmental Writer and Filmmaker, presents "Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams" while connecting to our Icon, the late John Kunkel Small, Botanist.In the early 1900s, John Kunkel Small lived on the second floor of the Richmond Cottage, using the Deering Estate at Cutler as a base for his explorations through the hammock and the Everglades. For over a decadeJK Small documented the development and destruction of Florida. Author Bill Belleville wrote the introduction to the new edition of “From Eden to Sahara – Florida’s Tragedy” which parallels his own travel, study and writings on the regions rich flora and fauna.

Background: Bill Belleville is an environmental writer & documentary filmmaker, living in North Florida. According to Carl Hiaasen, "Bill Belleville writes gorgeously and straight from the heart." In his own words, Belleville believes “You just have to allow yourself the luxury of immersing the senses fully in the moment. This particular place is at the edge of a slow oxbow of a nearby springfed river. In the rainy season, the swamp here rises and old back-island branches and dry creeks are revitalized again.”

16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157
(305) 235-1668
For more info, please visit Deering Estate Website
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