A Heart for Alligators at the Museum of the Everglades

A Heart for Alligators at the Museum of the Everglades
September 1 - November 11, 2017
3331 Tamiami Trl. E., Naples, FL 34112
The Museum of the Everglades is pleased to present “A Heart for Alligators - a retrospective of the art of Jürg ‘George’ Furrer.” The exhibit will be on display from Friday, September 1, to Saturday, November 11 at Museum of the Everglades, 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139.

A free opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades will be held from 1:00 to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 9, and is open to the public.

“A Heart for Alligators - a retrospective of the art of Jürg ‘George’ Furrer” celebrates the works of Jürg ‘George’ Furrer, who passed away in 2014. A popular illustrator and syndicated cartoonist in his home country of Switzerland, George was a familiar face in Everglades City for many years, visiting on an annual basis and making many lifelong friendships. George brought his appreciation for the region’s unique flora and fauna home with him, incorporating many of the things he experienced in Everglades City into his art. In 1994, he published a book of cartoons with Everglades themes: “Ein Herz für Alligatoren” (“A Heart for Alligators”) from which this exhibit takes its name. Included in this retrospective is a selection of original prints as well as copies of his books and other objects emblazoned with his distinctive alligator images.

“Stories of George’s friendship with local residents and how he helped save Everglades City Hall – receiving the Key to the City for his efforts – will bring his legacy and his love of the Everglades to life for all visitors,” said Museum of the Everglades Manager Thomas Lockyear II.

A free closing celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades will be held from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Saturday, November 11, and is open to the public.
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