Experience Eye on Nature at Lindsay Wildlife
Join Lindsay Wildlife and students from around Contra Costa County and experience Eye on Nature, a student art exhibit opening Jan. 9. The show features local high school students’ reflections on various aspects of nature from animals, landscapes and flora to environmental concerns.
This art exhibit gives more than 100 local students from seven area high schools the chance to share their perspective on the natural world—and their perspectives are varied! From a sculpture of owls wearing gas masks on a branch to a watercolor painting of an eagle in flight the mediums and subjects are mixed and fascinating.
“This is Lindsay’s first high school art exhibit in many years,” said Director of Education Melissa Strongman. “We wanted to invite high school art students to reflect on what they see and experience when looking at nature. Art is a natural way of how we respond when viewing the world around us.”
The exhibit encourages young artists to work their craft and have a place to exhibit their art, she said.
“All of the exhibits here at Lindsay are selected or curated to invite the viewer and the creator to look at the world around us and ask: What do we see? What is our response?”
What: Eye on Nature, student art exhibit at Lindsay Wildlife
Dates of the exhibit: Jan. 9 through Feb. 7
Reception: Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m. Reception sponsored by The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet the young artist and their amazing teachers.