“The Wild Life” is an exhibition that puts our wild neighbors front and center will be on display at View from December 8, 2012 – April 28, 2013. The exhibition will have a wild opening reception and preview on Friday, December 7, from 5-7pm that is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to show their wild side with furs, antlers, tails, and any wild apparel encouraged.
Animals will be the focus of all work on display. Interests and viewpoints will be represented by artists working in a variety of media including wildlife photography, sculpture, artist-made hunting implements, and watercolors. The exhibit seeks to discuss the human relationship with wildlife. Artwork displayed will touch on issues of habitat coexistence and encroachment, the inherent beauty of the wild, and the balance or imbalance between the wild world and our own environment. Featured artists include Eric Dresser, Jeanette Fournier, JC Parker, Bob Ripley, and Tricia Zimic.
In addition to the traditional artwork featured, hunting weapons will be shown throughout the galleries. The art of making bows, knives and other implements for hunting is one of the most ancient known to man. Throughout the exhibit View will feature traditional works by Dan Landis, PA; Roy Painter, PA; John Scifres, IN; Charles Sinclair, TX; and Joseph Weed, OH.
Two exhibitions will open concurrently; “The ArtVentures of Tom Yacovella” and “Wildlife Expressions and Tales” by photographer Don Andrews.
Exhibition admission is $10/$5 members/Children 12 and under are free. View is a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, NY. To learn more about View visit their website or call 315-369-6411.
Illustration: The painting “On Alert” by Jeanette Fournier.