December 1, 2017 Share

Feather & Flight Juried Art Exhibition and Reception at D&R Greenway

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center galleries take flight with more than 80 works of art in Feather & Flight: Juried Exhibit, on view December 4 through February 9, 2018, with a reception with the artists on Friday, December 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free but RSVP for reception at (609) 924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.drgreenway.org. Art exhibition and reception are free – call to be sure galleries not rented at time of visit. Rsvp for reception.

“Birds are more than beautiful; they are bellwethers of environmental health,” says Curator Diana Moore. “This exhibit celebrates birds, as well as highlighting conservation’s significant role in supporting crucial travel patterns for the 4,000 species that migrate. Because of New Jersey’s location along the Atlantic flyway, our natural resources are critical to avian survival.”

“Since 1989, D&R Greenway Land Trust has been preserving New Jersey land in places such as the Abbott Marshlands below Trenton that support critical bird habitat,” says D&R Greenway President & CEO Linda Mead. “Through our increasing success in preservation and stewardship, remarkable New Jersey landscapes remain, sustaining native species and inspiring regional artists.”

At the Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve, the first property purchased by D&R Greenway for preservation in 1992, in partnership with New Jersey Audubon Society, forest provides critical breeding habitat for neotropical migratory birds such as the veery, ovenbird and other wood warblers, scarlet tanager and wood thrush. The Cedar Ridge Preserve, also preserved in 1992, is a large mosaic of meadow, grassland, shrubland, young and mature forest, streams and floodplain that provides habitats for “edge species”—red-tailed hawk, American woodcock, Baltimore oriole, northern flicker, eastern towhee, indigo bunting and brown-headed cowbird.

Agricultural land has provided home and sanctuary to grassland birds and other wildlife for hundreds of years in the Northeastern United States. D&R Greenway’s Cider Mill Grassland Preserve—preserved in 2010—is a sanctuary for imperiled grassland species. Bobolinks and eastern meadowlarks nest and hunt for food, using hayfields, meadows and pastures for breeding and building nests on the ground. D&R Greenway manages this preserve as a safe haven for grassland-dependent species.

In Feather & Flight, soar the skies while viewing owls, great blue herons, osprey, flickers, peacocks, ravens and many more. Artists include:

Jim Amon
Kathleen Amon
Sherri Andrews
Hana Aviv
Ed Baumlin
Laura Beard
Gillian Beck
Maggie Bee
Anita Benarde
Clara Beym
Kristen Birdsey
India Blake
Beatrice Bork
Silvere Boureau
Gail Bracegirdle
Laurie Braman
Deb Brockway
Jean Bryer
Darcy Chang
Richard Chenoweth
NJ DeVico
Connie Dierks
William Dix
Wayne Domkowski
Joanne Donnelly
Terry Donofrio
Jennifer Driscoll
Susan Eckstein
Sean Edwards
Renee Egan
Marissa Farra
Catherine Gowen
Judy Greger
Gordon Gund
Susan Hoenig
Joelle Hofbauer
Ann Hoffenberg
TingTing Hsu
Kathie Jankauskas
Allen Jones
Joan Lasota
Mary Leck
Mary Liddle
Susan Liddle
Lyric Lucas-Weinbaum
Byron Lum
Tasha O’Neill
Sandy O’Connor
Regina Ottman
Santford Overton
Margaret Miccio
Lynn Padwee
Don Patrylow
Paula Pearl
Elizabeth Peck
Dallas Piotrowski
Bill Plank
Pat Proniewski
Janet Purcell
Jack Quinn
Richard Rappleyea
Margaret Simpson
Aurelle Sprout
Lucia Stout
Cindy Sussman
Walter Varan
Annelies van Dommelen
Lynn Varga
Emily Vickers
Andrea Wallace
Elaine Young
Ewa Zeller
Anne Zeman

Also on view: Predators and Prey: Fine-art carvings of raptors and songbirds, by acclaimed award-winning artist Greg Pedersen, on private loan from curator/collector Jay Vawter, through December 28.

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D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 28TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship — caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity — D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 30 miles of trails open to the public. The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land.