Thank you to all who were able to join us in person and online for an hour-long talk with local author Rick Kilby, renowned landscape photographer Reg Garner and eco-advocate Frank Weaver of Central Florida Recon. The panelists discussed such topics as the relationship between Florida’s rapidly changing landscape and its impact on our local cultural identity.
Did you miss the event? Don't fret! We recorded the whole talk and uploaded it our YouTube Channel...
This event coincided with the closing reception of Florida Remembered – Memory Paintings by Alyne Harris. Harris’ Southern impressionist style of painting focuses on depictions of Florida’s abundant landscape, cultural traditions and growing up in the deep south.
Rick Kilby: Rick Kilby is a graphic designer living in Orlando, Florida. His most recent book, Florida’s Healing Waters is a historical survey of Florida’s Victorian-era health retreats and lore surrounding the hundreds of naturally occurring springs. Florida’s Healing Waters has recently been awarded the silver medal in Florida nonfiction by the Florida Book Awards and the Stetson Kennedy Award from the Florida Historical Society. He is also the author of the award-winning Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de Leon and Florida’s Magical Waters. Click here to purchase Rick's latest book, Florida's Healing Waters.
Reg Garner: Reg Garner is a professional photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty of nature with his camera. He spends his free time afield, making photographs along beaches, natural springs, or deep in a swamp. His work is displayed at area hospitals, local offices, and galleries.
Frank Weaver: Frank Weaver is part of the grassroots kayak waterway clean up group, Central Florida Recon. Their 12-kayak fleet is manned by a collective of volunteers on a mission to keep their beloved Florida waterways and shorelines clean of litter. The group meets weekly at one of the many lakes, rivers or springs located in Central Florida. They reclaim roughly 100 lbs of trash per week during their cleanups.