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 FLOR 40
Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum)

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FLOR 40 by Cherie Bernatt

Cherie Bernatt, "FLOR 40: Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum)," acrylic on canvas and image manipulation with GIMP, 8" x 10", 2012 (CC)


 

About the Artist

Cherie Bernatt is a self taught artist who works in acrylics on canvas. She is a member of PCA (Panama City Artists) and her work is sometimes displayed at the City Arts Cooperative Gallery in Panama City, FL.

Artist's Statement

I love painting and think it is one of the best creative outlets I have found! It is so much fun to see the smiles on peoples' faces when they view art that they love.

 

 

 

FLOR 40 Florida Flame Azalea
Photo credit: Walter Hodge



Florida Flame Azalea            
(Rhododendron austrinum)

For more information about this flower please visit
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants Institute for Systematic Botany


Five hundred Florida artists are sought to create art for FLOR500, a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013. For more information click here.

 


 

 

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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