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Art Exhibition September 1 – October 30

September 1, 2021 - October 30, 2021


Joseph Weinzettle art exhibition will be on display

at the Heartwood Preserve Welcome Center

September 1 through October 30.


Call ahead to make arrangements to visit the art during our business hours.



Native Habitats En Plein Air

The subject of this exhibition is Florida native habitat, as experienced, drawn and painted from direct observation – en plein air.

My landscape subjects include pine flatwoods and cypress domes, ecosystems which once defined the West-Central Florida landscape. I’ve been fortunate to observe pinewoods and cypress through wet and dry season, before and after major storms, prescribed burns and wildfires. The exhibition features project works completed from 2018-2021.

Four of the paintings in this exhibit were completed on site in Heartwood Preserve. Heartwood Preserve maintains vital wetlands and flatwoods where longleaf trace elegant lines against open sky. Other works in the exhibition were completed on site in North Pinellas County and are remnants of larger ecosystems escaping development only to serve as stormwater retention. Unlike coastal areas, Florida’s inland landscape is arguably underappreciated, to the loss of our cultural identity.

This region and climate has shaped native habitat of pine and cypress for millenia. Harmony and balance of form, space, color and tone is perhaps best appreciated when native habitat is observed over time. Immersion in natural places can be a means of shaping and guiding our creative efforts.

Native Habitats En Plein Air received generous support from Creative Pinellas, a county arts agency which funded my work through 2020, including the beginnings of the Heartwood Preserve compositions.


Joseph Weinzettle

Pines, Morning Light


Oil over silverpoint on panel

24 x 18 inches

Painted en plein air in Heartwood Preserve ©©



4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity, FL


Call ahead to make arrangements to visit the art during our business hours.

(727) 376-5111


September 1, 2021
October 30, 2021
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4100 Starkey Blvd
Trinity, FL 34655 United States
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