Eileen Smith-Cavros

Eileen Smith-Cavros


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Eileen Smith-Cavros is an artist and sociologist/anthropologist. She has approached her art and research from Mexico to Ghana to the western United States using visual anthropology, painting, photography and film. Eileen is grateful to have worked as a naturalist in some of the most incredible landscapes from Key Biscayne, Florida, to Zion National Park and it has influenced her love of the natural world and her art. Later, working as a professor in south Florida, her Veracruz, Mexico, research photographs received a grant from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and were exhibited at the Taft Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in a show entitled “Power, Land Use and Environmental Consequences in Veracruz, Mexico.” Her documentary film “Laguna Manati: Ayer y Hoy” was selected for the “Culture Unplugged” film festival and was also published in the online Journal of Video Ethnography.  She has organized and exhibited in a Faculty Art show at Nova Southeastern University in the library gallery. Eileen received her M.F.A. in theatre design from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Currently enjoying life and nature in Reno, she is working on several series of paintings: one explores the interrelationships between women and nature using a limited color palette; another focuses on animals of the West that are often vilified, re-examining them through the use of vibrant color; and she continues her work in magical realism.

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