It’s now or Neverglades! | Miami Community News

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in our Planet. A green future is a prosperous future and it takes everyone partnering for the planet and restoring nature. Since arriving in Florida from New York, artist Jenna Efrein has been particularly concerned about the fate of the Everglades ecosystem and advocates for its protection with her glass art installations.

Using hundreds of recycled glass bottles, Jenna Efrein creates art that draws attention to issues of sustainability and environmental pollution. It elevates the value of nature in our daily lives and reflects on the deterioration of the ecosystem and the loss of local flora and fauna.

Florida was originally an impenetrable wasteland of swamps, swamps and tangled mangrove forests, but through dredging and drainage it has become one of the most popular states in the United States to live, work and player. However, the fragile ecosystem is threatened by rapidly growing metropolitan centers.

“Restoration simply cannot wait. It’s now or Neverglades! asserted Dawn Shirreffs, an Everglades policy To advise.

Take the plight of the Swamp Rabbit which is in precipitous decline due to the encroaching Burmese Python. Ecological studies in Everglades National Park have shown that python predation has a serious impact on the rabbit population. To symbolize this threat, Jenna’s recycled glass sculptures of swamp rabbits will be displayed under glass snakeskin blankets.

Recently, Jenna Efrein has been recycling Topo Chico glass bottles and the company supports its exhibitions with its sparkling mineral waters. You’ll be refreshed at WMODA by Topo Chico’s range of flavored waters and inspired by Jenna’s activism in glass art on Saturday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Learn more about Jenna Efrein’s glass art on the WMODA Museum website

WMODA 481 South Federal Hwy Dania Beach Florida 33004 954.376.6690


The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts is a world-class museum in Dania Beach, Florida that celebrates the fire arts of ceramics and glass. The museum’s galleries display the finest British pottery and porcelain of the past two centuries, including Wedgwood and Royal Doulton, as well as European designers from the

Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. The Hot Glass collections feature stunning artwork by Lalique, Chihuly and other modern masters as well as glass artists working in South Florida. WMODA is a 501c3 nonprofit museum and is rated one of Broward County’s Top 5-Star Attractions by TripAdvisor Travelers. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Call 954.376.6690 Email [email protected]

About Jenna Efrein

Jenna Efrein grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lives and works in Miami, Florida. She earned her MFA from Alfred University School of Art and Design in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies and now teaches full-time in the University’s Department of Art and Art History. of Miami in the glass and sculpture studios. She is a resident of the Bakehouse Art Complex and has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in South Florida. Her work is part of private collections and she sells her creations at the WMODA boutique. The recovery and transformation of materials are its means of communication.

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