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Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery Features “The Spirit Of This Place” Photography By Phoenix August 25 – September 30.

The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery features Photography by Phoenix with a new exhibit, “The Spirit of This Place”. It showcases works taken during her two artist residencies (Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Great Smoky Mountains National Park) as well as from her Sacred Trees, Landscape, Winged Life, Venice, and National Parks Collections, including the Everglades. The public is invited to the Free Reception on Friday, August 25.  This exhibit is available through September 30, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



















August 25, 2023

~ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 




 Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351



EXHIBIT DATES: August 25 through September 30, 2023

Art Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm





“First Light” Everglades by Phoenix 



“With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose if we are not careful.”  ~Phoenix





This exhibition captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. Called a “legendary photographer” by art gallery curators and “intrepid” by collectors, her works are known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation. Phoenix’ photographic images reflect her devotion to protecting the natural environment, sense of oneness with the light and soul of the land and its inhabitants and a reverence for wild places. The exhibition showcases works taken during her two artist residencies – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Great Smoky Mountains National Park — as well as from her Sacred Trees, Landscape, Winged Life, Venice, and National Parks Collections, including the Everglades. 




“The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.” ~Phoenix.





For Phoenix, the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer whose works are in more than 90 private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida which acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. 





“Land of Blue Smoke” by Phoenix




Phoenix established a love of nature and the art of seeing as a child during family vacations to national parks when she stood next to her father who was taking photographs. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some 20 years. Rising above several “dark nights of the soul” life experiences, she returned to her love of nature and photography in the digital age, developing an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. And, she has been the beneficiary of the healing power of both.




“Rosie” by Phoenix




Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards, including the Julia Cameron International Photography Contest, winning Best Landscape and Seascape Series. She was appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Citizen Review Panel, Broward Cultural Division.



“Morning Fog” by Phoenix



Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Currently she is the serving her fourth term as president of the National League of American Pen Women. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When not traveling, she calls the Everglades her sanctuary studio.





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