I have been very pleased with my show, "Nurtured by Nature" at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Their green gallery is painted in a green chosen by Robert Bateman for his show a few years ago- RTPI has kept this color and it works really well with my nature inspired work. I also have work on a beige wall area and a white wall area there as well. Their curator, Jane Johnson, did a masterful job hanging the show and it was a challenge with a lot of different mediums, sizes and imagery. Seeing your work hung by a different person is always interesting- seeing the placement choices she made and the juxtapositions was very pleasing to me.
One of the reasons that I was drawn to showing here was my connection to Roger Tory Peterson. I attended the same junior high school that he also did just up the hill from this center, many years after he had gone there. The old wood and metal, bolted to the floor desks remained when I attended- who knows- we may have even sat in the same seat! Very inspiring to me as a fellow nature loving artist. Nature is so available to anyone in Chautauqua County- lots of access to beautiful natural places.
"Nurtured by Nature" will be open until June 14- Open Tuesdays- Saturdays 10 AM - 5 PM and Sundays 2-4 PM. Closed on Mondays. RTPI is located at 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown, NY. There is an entry fee that helps RTPI do all of their good work advocating for the natural world.