Picture Preservation

A photograph is a document – a moment in time captured and preserved. Some of these moments are more fleeting than others. And in the case of the Sunshine State and its ever-changing environment both natural and manmade, time is of the essence. “Vanishing Florida” is an exhibit of works by the Photo Salon, a West Palm Beach-based group of photographers who meet regularly at the Armory at the encouragement of photojournalist and Armory Art Center instructor Marie Marzi. The exhibit documents beach erosion, endangered animals, old buildings, and other aspects of the local landscape that might soon disappear. To paraphrase Joni Mitchell, it’s a snapshot of paradise before it gets paved and turned into a parking lot.

“Vanishing Florida” is a free exhibit. It opens this Friday and runs through October 28 at the Armory Art Center (1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach). Call 561-832-1776, or visit vanishingflorida.net
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Oct. 28, 2009

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