Preserving Eden by Clyde ButcherArt Exhibitions
Works by celebrated photographer Clyde Butcher, titled “Preserving Eden,” consist of 32 black and white photos featuring Florida’s natural landscapes. Butcher’s powerful black and white photographs explore his personal bond with the environment, and the exquisite beauty and depth of his work draw the viewer into a relationship with nature. For more than fifty years, he has been preserving untouched areas on film. Butcher’s images are captured with large format cameras, and his exposures are sometimes as long as an hour. These techniques allow him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the Floridian landscape. Daytime hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Garden is open Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $25 adults, $18 seniors, $12 children 6 to 17 and free for Fairchild members and children under 6 for daytime, and evening fees range from $25 to $12 for non-members and from $12 to $6 for members.