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November 18, 2018

Tour of Florida - Discover Paradise Coast

Our recent attendance at the 2018 Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism was inspiring, to say the very least. Based on the information we gathered at the event, we have selected a few highlighted locations to spotlight on a virtual "tour" of Florida. These articles will be released in a series - each featuring a different location. For more information on the destinations we're featuring, please click here. For now, please enjoy our previous features on Amelia IslandBradenton/Gulf IslandsHistoricCoastTreasure Coast, and Tampa Bay. Please note - information contained in this feature is not based on firsthand experience, but from promotional materials put out by representatives of the featured location at the 2018 Governor's Conference. 




-OVERVIEW-

Florida’s Paradise Coast – Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast portion of the Everglades – provides travelers an array of holiday and business travel options year-round. Naples is a charming resort city on the coast, offering the ultimate in luxury, fresh local cuisine, great shopping, a thriving arts and culture scene, and much more. Slightly more relaxed than Naples, Marco Island is the largest of Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, and is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and pristine mangrove estuaries on the other. Visitors to Marco Island can enjoy beautiful, white-sand beaches, fresh seafood and a variety of water activities including backcountry and offshore fishing, boating, and paddling. Located just south of Naples and Marco Island, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America and is part of the largest wetlands ecosystem in the United States, and it is one of 21 World Heritage Sites in the USA. More than 80 percent of Florida’s Paradise Coast, within Collier County, Fla., is dedicated to parks and nature preserves, with much of this area covered by the Everglades ecosystem and its many inhabitants, including hundreds of species of colorful birds, fresh and saltwater fish, alligators, bobcats, Florida black bear and the rare, endangered Florida panther. 

January 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Naples Hosts Exhibit of Monumental Sculpture

A First for Florida – Origami in the Garden


Naples, Fla. … For the first time in Florida, Origami in the Garden, an exhibition of monumental outdoor sculpture created by American artist Kevin Box, is on display in multiple locations across Naples through April 23, 2017. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive; The Baker Museum on the Artis-Naples campus, 5833 Pelican Bay; and Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. each have various pieces of the playful works by the internationally known sculptor and origami creator on exhibit in this unique collaboration.

Sculptor Box pioneered an innovative method of capturing origamis delicate detail and rendering it with museum-quality metals into large-scale works of art. The distinctive creations, from giant paper cranes to a life-size Pegasus, take the art of single-paper folding to a new level. Each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection began with a single piece of paper. Over 50 pieces of sculpture are on display between the three locations.

In addition to large-scale installations, the exhibition includes gallery works, Box’s own compositions and collaborative works with world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Micheal G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander.

The exhibition is supported by funding from the Collier County Tourist Development Council.