Spring Wildlife And Wildlands Art Expo Opens

Posted By on February 9, 2015

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year.

Pam Ponce's photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled "Winter Silence" will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 - 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

Pam Ponce’s photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled “Winter Silence” will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 – 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

The Refuge invites local artists to exhibit their work for several months on a rotational basis.   Through an arrangement with the Refuge Friends group – Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, the art work may be purchased, so everyone benefits.  

The Spring Expo will open with an evening reception on  Friday, February 13th from 5pm until 8pm.  The reception, Art Expos, and admission to the Visitor Center are free and open to the public.  Artwork with be exhibited in the 100-seat auditorium of the Visitor Center.

Spring Art Expo featured artists include:  

Pam Ponce and her fire photos of the  Lateral West and South One fires: The Great Dismal Swamp: Beauty in Destruction 

Lee Moore of Lee Attracting Birds and Bees, Durham NC

Cyndi Goetcheus – a local wildlife photographer

Sandra Rippe –  a local glass and painting media artist

Artists interested in participating in future shows may send five images of their work or a link to a website that displays examples of their work, along with the artist’s biography to Tammy_Batschelet@fws.gov

Pam Ponce's photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled "Firefighters Carrying Water Hose" will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 - 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

Pam Ponce’s photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled “Firefighters Carrying Water Hose” will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 – 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

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