Art of Nature – Artist Reception

Join artist and wildlife biologist, Sharon Schafer, Thursday, March 26 at the Nevada State Museum for a free reception and multimedia presentation on The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada. Refreshments will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm, followed by a stunning visual presentation of Schafer’s sketches, paintings and photographs from one of the most magnificent and diverse regions in the country.

DVDs of The Art of Nature presentation set to music, small photographic prints and full-size limited edition prints of Schafer’s paintings will be available for sale through the Museum Store. The Art of Nature exhibit is on display in the museum’s South Changing Gallery through August 2009.

Sharon Schafer is a Boulder City artist, naturalist, wildlife biologist, and river guide. “Stunning in their clarity, her images represent scientific accuracy and superb artistic skill,” said Curator of Education, Deborah Stevenson. “From the delicate lacy edges of lichen on a rock wall to the shimmering beauty of a Painted Lady butterfly, each life form is lovingly portrayed, each brushstroke honors and protects the precious species it portrays.”

If attendance exceeds seating capacity, two multimedia presentations will be offered. Contact Deborah Stevenson, Curator of Education, at 775/687-4810, ext. 237 or The reception and program are co-sponsored by Friends of Nevada State Museum and Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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