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Mandarin Museum & Historical Society
11964 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32223
Third Thursday Lecture
CELEBRATE OUR LOCAL PARKS
The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks
Jacksonville artist Kathy Stark offers a unique and family friendly exploration of the extensive system of natural parks in North Florida. Her book The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks combines Stark’s lush and expansive watercolor paintings with sketches, notes, historical facts and maps to create a work that is a both a guide and handbook, as well as a tribute, to the great unspoiled stretches of the region. Walter Jones Historical Park is included in the book.
The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks was published in partnership with the Timucuan Parks Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds supporting tha...t nonprofit, which advocates for North Florida’s parks.
Kathy will give a very visual power point presentation using her park painting images and photos from her adventures in our parks, highlighting information most people don’t know about the various parks. She will touch on the history contained within them and will offer tidbits about how she as an artist goes about painting the large scale watercolors.
She will bring a print of her large project map to show and a few original park sketchbook journal pages and park watercolors. Kathy’s book will be for sale before and after the event, and she offers a chance to win a small print when you buy a book. And, she will happy to sign books she sells as well as ones you have already purchased somewhere else.
Third Thursday Lectures are presented by the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society in partnership with and at the Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Rd. Refreshments begin at 6:30, with the lecture at 7 on Thursday May 17. It is free and all are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 268-0784.