A Conversation with Photographer Clyde Butcher


Information on the Lecture:

October 10, 2007 5:30pm – Ringling Museum Presents
“A Conversation with Clyde Butcher

Slide lecture that Clyde explores his dramatic photography of the remote and mountainous regions of Cuba at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Historic Theater. With a reception and book signing to follow. Tickets are $25 and $20 for Ringling Members. To purchase tickets call the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at (941) 360-7399 and for more information visit www.ringling.org

Information about the radio show:

Ready for a change from our flat-horizon Florida scenery? Florida-Caribe is headed for the hills – of Cuba. On our next show, Wednesday, Oct. 10, we will have two guests who have been up there.

Landscape photographer Clyde Butcher is known around the world for his gorgeous, large-format black-and-white photography of the Everglades. He will tell us about what he saw and heard on his recent trip to the mountains of Cuba. You can see the best photos from this voyage at an exhibition of the Ringling Museum of Art, and soon in Tampa.

The other guest is Sonia Labrador Rodríguez. Taking cues from Butcher’s Cuba photos and a concurrent exhibition of contemporary Cuban art at the Ringling Museum, she will tell us about “The Cuban hills as a cultural icon.”

So tune in to Florida-Caribe this Wednesday, 9-10 a.m., on 96.5 FM.

If you are out of reach of our signal, get online via the Web. Go to www.wslr.org and click on “live broadcasting.”

If you cannot make it to the lecture, take a few minutes and visit Clyde’s fine images at his website: www.clydebutcher.com.

Why is Clyde being featured on the ArtFair blog? Because back in the olden days Clyde was one of us and you could find him coast-to-coast at the nation’s art fairs. Some time back he ended up living in Florida and fell in love with the Everglades. This obsession made him park his van and become a Florida treasure with his fine photographs extolling the beauties and fragility of the area.


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