Portraits from La Caroline: Modern Interpretations of Firsthand French Accounts
June 23, 2014 - July 01, 2014
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City Hall - St. James
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The native Floridians, as viewed by the French and described in firsthand French accounts, are featured in 20th and 21st century artwork on exhibit in City Hall. Among the works is a collection of mid-century drawings by Roger Early, Sr., who was a science illustrator, lecturer, the director of the Florida Studies Lab at Hillsborough Community College in Plant City, Florida and a popular on-air TV personality with WFLA-TV in Tampa during the 1950’s and 1960’s with his show, “Science Speaks.” He died in Lake Placid, Florida in 2007.
Also on exhibit are interpretive paintings of the 16th century North Florida landscape and Native Floridians commissioned by the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida. The project, spearheaded by Public Trust board member Warren Anderson, included a nationwide search to identified ten artists to paint new interpretations of the artwork of La Caroline colonist Jacques LeMoyne and German printer Theodor de Bry. Anderson is an attorney and environmentalist with a deep interest in the French colony on the St. Johns River.