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Sunday, May 29, 2011
Event Title: Florida Flowers
Where: Matheson Museum
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The Matheson Museum Presents Artist, Susannah Peddie
Florida Flowers

Please join us for an Open House Reception
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Light Refreshments will be served.

The Photographic Art Exhibition by Susannah Peddie will be displayed from May 25 to July 28, 2011

Local artist Susannah Peddie specializes in nature photography. The Florida Flowers Exhibit captures her unique ability to capture the spirit of native Florida flowers. Peddies work has been on display at the Harn Museum of Art, Embers Restaurant, the, and more! Peddie is an exciting up-and-coming artist and the Matheson is honored to have her work on display.
See her website for more information and to view her artwork. <>

The flower exhibit highlights the Matheson Museum's botanical gardens in Sweetwater Park. The botanical garden has over 1,500 native Florida plants with 110 species - a real must see! Each plant is labeled with its common and scientific name. The park is a joint venture between the city and the Matheson Museum.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the Matheson Museum.

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Where: Florida Museum of Natural History
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Barrier Islands: Creations of Tide and Time
Paintings by Brenda Hofreiter, Nancy Moskovitz and Mary Jane Volkmann

Florida Museum of Natural History
March 17 - June 26, 2011
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. in the new West Wing Gallery

Barrier islands span the eastern seaboard from New York to Texas. They stretch long and narrow, hugging our coastline as they drift slowly through geologic time on currents born from the spin of our planet. Fed by nutrients carried by rivers to the sea and supported by sand washing from one island to the next, these diverse and dynamic islands protect our coastlines as they absorb the impact of tides, waves, currents, storms and winFlorida Museum of Natural History

University of Florida Cultural Plaza
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
(352) 846-2000

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Where: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Sunday, May 29, 2011
2011 Florida Folk Festival
May 27 - 29, 2011
Welcome to the 59th Florida Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.
Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State's Folklife Program. The 2011 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of the state's Panhandle coastline counties. Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights, and sounds, of some of Florida's oldest and newest cultural communities.
At the Florida Folk Festival you can sit with the masters who keep cultural traditions alive. In jam sessions, demonstrations and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories, or making a pine needle basket. Learn how to collect your family's history, call a square dance, or the importance of native plant and animal species. Take a shopping excursion and visit with Florida's traditional and contemporary craftsmen. Then dine on collard greens and cornbread, chicken pilau and hoppin' john, shrimp gumbo, barbecue, curries, gyros and lime fizzes. As the sun sets, settle in for concerts by moonlight or dance the night away at the Heritage Stage. At the end of the day you'll have discovered new corners of the state from the people who call Florida home.
Join us along the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, home of the Florida Folk Festival for 59 years. The Festival is presented under the auspices of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks.

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