Wildlife Artist van Dusen kicks off People-Nature-Art series
March 9, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us March 9 for the launch of a fantastic new monthly series that explores the connections between art and nature! First up is renowned wildlife artist Barry van Dusen. He's an internationally respected and award-winning wildlife artist who prefers to work in the field, even with difficult subjects such as wild birds. Over the years, he has filled countless sketchbooks with hundreds of drawings done on location. Birds, he says, were his gateway to a passion for nature, which he’s been able to combine with artistic talent to create a career that has taken him all over the world.
And he brings things full circle, by wielding his artistic skills in support of conservation with the nonprofit Artists for Nature Foundation. His work is regularly chosen for the presigious juried art show Birds in Art, and his work appears in books, magazines and on gallery walls worldwide. So he's the perfect person to kick off this new year-round series of programs for the Gilley. Barry will share his passion for putting wildlife, especially birds, into his paintings and drawings, and talk about how he approaches his work. He'll also talk a bit about promoting wildlife conservation with art. Join us via Zoom on March 9 at 7pm EST. There is no charge to attend this talk, but participation is limited to 100. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.