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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Local Artist & Leader, Suzanne Pickett, Represents Timucuan Preserve at the White House

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Excerpt from the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Press Release-

"Suzanne Pickett designed and painted an ornament to represent the Timucuan Preserve and Kingsley Plantation. She also attended the special artists’ reception at the White House. The ornament features portraits of the buildings, crops, and the enslaved people who labored at the plantation. Her inspiration came from historical photographs and the natural environment. Suzanne Pickett, a Florida native, owns her own art firm. People and nature are her inspiration, and she carries that into her own unique art style. Ms. Pickett is president of the Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists, whose goal is to foster an environment that encourages African American arts and artists to flourish and succeed in the business of art. She has also worked on several projects with the Preserve."

Learn more about the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve by calling 904.641.7155 or visiting http://www.nps.gov/timu on the Internet.

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