The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s focus on Canadian painter George McLean’s mysterious, engaging work continues. To welcome the New Year, the Museum’s first “First Sunday” takes place Sunday, January 1, 2012. “Wild About Our ‘Living Landscape,’ ” runs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. that day, and celebrates draws both McLean’s “Living Landscape” exhibition and the wildlife and landscape surrounding the museum’s new outdoor sculpture trail.
Planned activities include a chance to create flying paper raptors, a Marmot Tunnel Maze and Slide on the Sculpture Trail, the children’s films “Moles – What is out there?” and “Critter Quest” courtesy of the JH Wildlife Film Festival, and complimentary refreshments. Free, open to all area locals, all ages.
How I wish I was a kid!
January’s Mix’d Media event, “The Edge…” takes place January 10 from 6 – 9 p.m. While wildlife art is beautiful, the evening will emphasise its importance to conservation, as explored through two current museum exhibitions, The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Photographs by John Weller and In the Spotlight: Mark Eberhard’s “On the Edge.” Married musicians Aaron Davis and Seadar Rose will perform live musical interpretation of the night’s themes. Cover charge is $5. www.wildlifeart.org
Layers of Silence, is one of several new images in Jackson photographer David Brookover’s ever-expanding Platinum Palladium Print collection. He’s into it! I did not have time, darn it, to get to see these prints before leaving town for the holidays, but I have seen all of Brookover’s platinum prints to date. They are exquisite, and I recommend a visit to his gallery, located in Gaslight Alley—you’ll find many of the new prints in the gallery’s redesigned downstairs space.
“It took us a few years but we finally found the right Kozo paper for this image,” says Brookover on his Facebook page. It will be arriving [soon], after Randolph Laub puts his finishing touch on the print’s one-of-a-kind frame. Thank you Corey Allen at Hidden Light LLC for all the work you put into this image.” Layers of Silence will measure approximately 22″x 42″.” This is a very limited edition of seven, with print #1 already sold. Edition of 7, number one is already sold. www.brookovergallery.com