Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Host Monthly Meeting of the Local Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society on July 17

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Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Host Monthly Meeting of the Local Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society on July 17

 

Halictus poeyi bee on Gaillardia by Susan Lerner

 

Evening to Include a Special Pre-Meeting Reception of New Exhibition

Renewal: Going Native

Focused on Florida’s Indigenous Plants and Wildlife

 

(West Palm Beach, FL – July 3, 2018) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the museum would host the monthly meeting of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society on Tuesday, July 17.

 

In addition, starting at 6:30 pm, the Photo Centre will host a special reception focused on its current exhibition: Renewal: Going Native, featuring “100 awesome images of the beauty of Florida’s native landscape, taken by 18 extraordinary photographers,” says NeJame.

 

The monthly meeting of the local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will start at 7:30 pm, and include a photo-lecture by chapter president Susan Lerner on “Discovering the Insects in the Native Garden.”

 

“I will be introducing many of the outstanding insects that visit the native flowers in my garden,” says Lerner. “My goal is to encourage everyone to discover who’s visiting flowers in their garden and talk about how to photograph, identify and learn about them.” 

 

Photographs by Lerner are included in the Renewal: Going Native exhibition, along with works by Kevin Barry, Donna Bollenbach, Richard Brownscombe, Christina Evans, George Gann, Roger Hammer, Kirsten Hines, Craig Huegel, Teri Jabour, Mary Keim, Susan Kolterman, Don Marchetto, Chuck McCartney, Rufino Osorio, Rebecca Sabac, Loret Setters and Peg Urban.

Xylocopa micans bee on Greyleaf by Susan Lerner

“Images in this exhibition range from exquisite close-ups of flowers to mysterious landscapes, and from wild natural areas to planned private gardens,” says NeJame. “Our goal is for the viewer to experience the joy and aliveness of the native landscape.”

 

“The Renewal: Going Native exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is made possible by the support of numerous public and private donors, including The Chastain Charitable Foundation, City of West Palm Beach Commissioners Sylvia Moffett, Shanon Materio, Keith A. James, Paula Ryan and Cory Neering,” adds NeJame. “Special thanks also go to the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Audubon Everglades, The Institute for Regional Conservation, Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, Oleander Garden Club, and more.”

 

About the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

Established in 1981, the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, usually in the auditorium at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. Each meeting has an educational lecture related to Florida native plants, a native plant raffle, and refreshments. For more information, please visit: http://palmbeach.fnpschapters.org.

 

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm. Monday through Thursday; 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

 

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life through the photographic arts. All donations are greatly appreciated at www.workshop.org/contrib.