JAMESTOWN – A new exhibit named “Art That Matters To The Planet” officially opens Friday at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown.
In a combined effort of 15 different contemporary nature artists from around the world, the many exhibits focus on a nature theme.
The exhibit will feature many different forms of art including photography, paintings, sculpture installations, artist books, and embroideries, as Collections Curator Maria Ferguson says, there’s something for everyone.
“It really shows the way that artists are inspired by nature, kind of in the same vein that Roger Tory Peterson lived his life as an artist, and an activist,” explained Ferguson. “These artists do the same, in that they want to share with us their passion for nature in hopes that we will learn to better appreciate it, and so that we will want to conserve it for generations to come.”
The exhibition will be unveiled in an opening event tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. showcasing some of the artists responsible for the exhibit, and why they created their pieces.
For more information about visiting the institute, head online at rtpi.org.