Alan S. Maltz, whose art photography book “Journey Through Paradise: Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades” will be released next month, is the October Artist of the Month at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City.
A collection of Maltz’s favorite images from the book will be displayed at the historic museum from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. Throughout the month, visitors can register for artful prizes, including hand-signed Maltz prints and books.
Prints on aluminum
Included in the show will be images printed on aluminum, Maltz’s newest and most exciting medium. The new high definition fine art prints are suitable for indoor and shaded outdoor applications, and are both waterproof and scratch resistant.
Meet the artist
From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 2, Maltz will be on hand to greet visitors, fellow artists and collectors. Accompanying Maltz will be award-winning Naples journalist Karen T. Bartlett, who wrote the narrative for the book.
Maltz is the official Wildlife and Fine Art Photographer of Florida His works grace private, public and corporate art collections, and has been featured in ARTnews, The New Yorker, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald; O, The Oprah Magazine, and Newsday, among others. Karen T. Bartlett is travel editor of Gulfshore Life magazine and the author of hundreds of travel articles and nine destination coffee table books.
“Journey Through Paradise” is the Alan Maltz’s fifth large format fine art photography book showcasing the wonders of Florida. The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitor’s Bureau initially commissioned him to create a series of images to represent the region in its worldwide marketing efforts. That commission was the inspiration the book. The hardcover book features 147 photographs.
The Museum of the Everglades, at 105 West Broadway in Everglades City, is part of the Collier County Museums system. It is devoted to displaying local history from early Native American times to the present. In addition to its monthly featured artists’ exhibits, permanent exhibits tell the story of adventurers stubborn enough to persevere in Southwest Florida’s “Last Frontier.”
Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday Friday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday. Visit evergladesmuseum.org or call (239) 695-0008.