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Review in EL NUEVO HERALD written by Isabel Olmos


"Everglades", 2023, by artists Rev. Houston R. Cypress and Jean Sarmiento. Courtesy of artists Rev. Houston R. Cypress and Jean Sarmiento.

Exhibition "Love the Everglades Movement" at the Art & Culture Center Hollywood, until August 6th.

This article has been translated.


The artists Reverend Houston R. Cypress and Jean Sarmiento, residents of Oolite Arts, are the Love the Everglades Movement, which for over 10 years has emphasized the great importance of the River of Grass, known as the largest wetland in the United States: the Everglades. Now on view this exhibition creates a space for learning, engagement, and joy in relation to the River of Grass.


The award-winning artist Rev. Houston R. Cypress, a poet and two-spirit activist from the Otter clan of the Miccosukee tribe of Florida, draws inspiration from the dialectic between sovereignty and the dissolution of borders, the biological and the technological, and how these conversations evoke states of ecological consciousness through artistic, mystical, and shamanic techniques.


Multidisciplinary artist Jean Sarmiento, born in Costa Rica and raised in Miami, creates, designs, and installs landscapes of native plants and pollinator gardens to benefit wildlife and residents of Urban Matrix. Sarmiento is creating sustainable, functional, and structural mosaics that can defend the community, people, and the planet.


The exhibition also features "Donna Kalil: Python Huntress," a documentary by Nicholas Orris and Matt Deblinger.


More information: www.artandculturecenter.org.


Photo Credit: "Everglades", 2023, by artists Rev. Houston R. Cypress and Jean Sarmiento. Courtesy of artists Rev. Houston R. Cypress and Jean Sarmiento.

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