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Pompano Beach Arts Showcases Rapturous Images Of The Natural World By Phoenix. “The Spirit Of This Place” Featuring Some Never- Before-Exhibited Images Opens Friday, April 12. Exhibit Continues Through May 25, 2024

Pompano Beach Arts showcases rapturous images of the natural world, including some never-before-exhibited images by award-winning conservation photographer, Phoenix.  “The Spirit of This Place” Opens on Friday, April 12, 2024 and is available through May 25, 2024. Immerse yourself as Phoenix takes you on a journey to Ireland, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Venice, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida Everglades with her Sacred Trees, Landscapes, Winged Life and National Parks Collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The Opening Reception is Free AND appreciates an RSVP. Did you know that Phoenix offers one-on-one photo and small group sessions?




















The  New  Pelican  Article






New   Solo  Exhibit   by   Phoenix




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Friday • April 12 • 6—8 PM


Exhibit runs April 12 through May 25, 2024



 For more information and to RSVP for the opening reception go to




Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060


“Athena” by Phoenix





Pompano Beach Arts is honored to present “The Spirit of This Place,” a gorgeous photography exhibition that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. These 40 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.





“Venice Lagoon” by Phoenix




“We are delighted to bring this stunning collection of beautiful images to our gallery,” said Ty Tabing, Director, Cultural Affairs Department. “Phoenix’ work is known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation.”  Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. A native Miamian and Broward County resident, Phoenix is known for her painterly approach in her photographs.






“Blue Night Over Ballybunion” by Phoenix




She tells The Rickie Report, “As an environmental photographer my goal is to capture the “it” moment, the “decisive moment” in nature, touching viewers deeply. Each photograph reflects the feelings I experience, arrested by the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature expressed by its light, colors, textures, structures and patterns. Ultimately, it is my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened habitats and species that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful” .




“Flamingo 2” by Phoenix 




Her approach to photography and life is grounded in her philosophical belief that we are all one, and all interconnected. Her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions and showcased in 25 solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery. Her photography has been featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and is found in more than 100 private collections internationally as well as corporate collections like the 22 pieces acquired by the Cleveland Clinic – Weston for the Women’s Center.






“Sweetpea” by Phoenix




“My love, my divine call to art, is to truthfully capture those moments when my soul is touched by the extraordinary wonder and beauty seen through my camera’s inner lens — from colorful bugs, smaller than a fingernail’s tip, to ever changing magnificent paintings presented every morning and night for humanity’s delight,” stated Phoenix.










“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix 




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About 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 100 private and corporate collections worldwide. 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. 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. Most recently, the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. 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.









About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.






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