Friends of the Everglades is a proud sponsor of Passages, a multimedia exhibition from AIRIE (Artists in Residence in the Everglades), curated by Creative Director and 2022 AIRIE fellow Cornelius Tulloch.

The exhibition aims to create heightened visibility and a voice for the “River of Grass,” revealing connections found or created by AIRIE fellows in the Everglades and celebrating the stories of this natural landscape and its overlooked communities. By offering a place to contemplate the Black history of the Everglades, Tulloch and other AIRIE fellows look at the threats that climate change and urban development pose to this area, extending to the marginalized communities of south Florida and the indigenous communities and wildlife of the region. In addition to Tulloch, participating artists include Arsimmer McCoy, Francisco Masó, Kunya Rowley, Lola Flash, M. Carmen Lane, and Ania Freer

Friends is hosting a gathering of Marjory’s Circle members at The Nest Gallery for a guided tour of the Passages exhibition and an artist talk with Conelius Tulloch on April 1 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. You can learn more about this special group of donors committed to sustaining the legacy of our founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, by visiting

Debuted at the AIRIE Art + Environment Summit in December 2022, the Passages installation will be open to the public for viewing in the Ernest Coe Visitor Center in Everglades National Park through the end of 2023. Don’t miss your chance to see these inspiring works of art!