Sustainable Shelter – Dwelling within the Forces of Nature
June 15 – September 29
Buildings consume lots of resources and almost half of all the energy used in the United States, so it’s important that we make them more efficient. This exhibition will show you the functions of shelters and how animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures.
Sustainable Shelter reveals innovative new building technologies and strategies—some inspired by animals–that can help restore the health and viability of natural cycles. Produced by Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota.
Dusan Smetana is considered to be one of the sporting world’s most in-demand photographers. Since his first magazine cover photograph in 1995, his dramatic images have been featured by America’s leading sport retailers and manufacturers.
From his boyhood roots in Slovakia he embraced hunting–and yearned for Montana. Now, based at his Paradise Valley farm, Smetana travels the world on assignments, embedding himself in the last wild places.
Glimpse the attraction of Smetana’s signature style in this selection of 34 images of the sporting life. Bathe in the glow of tarpon fishermen at sunset and a hunting party surrounding a campfire. Share the breathtaking awe of moose and caribou in the grandeur of the Canadian wilderness. Let Smetana’s intimate animal portraits translate his profound understanding of wildlife.
Sea of Cortez
June 22 – September 22, 2013
Thirty American artists from throughout the U.S. participated in a field trip to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, in March 2011 to produce a body of work for a museum exhibition. The Sea of Cortez. is comprised of some 80 paintings in various media, photographs, sculptures and casts inspired by the unique ecosystem of the Gulf of California. The coast is home to a rich community of plant and animal life which is the focus of this exhibit. The Sea of Cortez is curated and toured by David J. Wagner, Ph.D; www.davidjwagnerllc.com
2013 Wildlife Experience in Art
Special Event Opening September 28 – Wildlife Art and Wine Festival
The inaugural of Wildlife Experience in Art signals another milestone for The Wildlife Experience. The juried exhibition will feature over 60 recent works of art by nearly forty wildlife artists depicting only wild animals and their natural settings. Participating artists will be members of the reputed Society of Animal Artists who live in a seven-state Rocky Mountain region. Over 100 acclaimed painters and sculptors, such as Kent Ullberg, John Banovich, Rosetta, Jill Soukup, Ralph Oberg, Gerald Balciar and Veryl Goodnight–all noted for their work in the wildlife genre–will be invited to participate. While the quality promises to be consistently high-caliber, the styles, media and subject matter will be varied. During the event, several artists will be tapped to demonstrate and discuss their artistic techniques, including watercolor, printmaking, clay modeling and scratchboard. All works of art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The Wildlife Experience.
More information on the exhibit and the Wildlife Art and Wine Festival coming soon