The Nature of Art: Painted Parks, an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project
Nature of Art-Painted Parks Exhibit to be Hosted at Cope Environmental Center
Centerville, IN (1/10) – Cope Environmental Center is excited to announce the opening of The Nature of Art: Painted Parks, an exhibit by Rick Wilson, at our new building. The exhibit features scenes inspired by Indiana’s 24 state parks and 8 reservoirs and spent the last year touring Indiana in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Indiana Parks system. The collaborative efforts of CEC, the Richmond Art Museum, and the Indiana Arts Commission has made this month-long event possible.
Just as CEC has paid homage to the Anniversary of the Indiana State parks with the dedication of the Children of Indiana Nature Park in 2016, Wilson himself uses his art to honor the past. He writes, “when painting, my objective is to achieve a look that pays homage to the historic Masters that paved the way for future artists.”
In addition to the paintings of Indiana state parks and reservoirs, Wilson also painted a piece at our annual gala and a second piece of CEC’s property. All paintings will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly back to CEC.
Cope Environmental Center offers over 130 acres of prairie, wetlands, and woodlands for hiking and exploring. Our mission is to promote sustainable lifestyles in our own community through education, demonstration, and research. For more information visit us at copeenvironmental.org!
The Nature of Art: Painted Parks, February 1-28, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, February 9
1730 Airport Road, Centerville, Indiana 47330