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OUR SHARED PLANET, THE ANIMAL KINGDOM PORTRAYED

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Our Shared Planet, The Animal Kingdom Portrayed

 June 19 to July 9, 2012

 Opening Reception: June 24th, 5 – 7 pm  with Guest Speaker, Christopher Leahy

 Gallery Hours: Tues. - Fri. & Sun.  12 - 4pm   Sat. 10 - 4pm

An exciting art exhibit, “Our Shared Planet, The Animal Kingdom Portrayed”, will be on display at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society’s Parsons Gallery. 

This exhibit is in partnership with Mass Audubon.

Our undeniable connection with the animal kingdom has inspired artists through the ages since cave paintings.

 Eighteen invited nationally known artists working in mediums from traditional paintings to cutting edge materials are exhibiting works ranging from birds and dogs to African wildlife and sea creatures.

The goal is to raise awareness of our human connection with animals, both domestic and wild.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the art will go to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

 Christopher Leahy currently holds the Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon. He has been a professional conservationist for more than thirty years and served as Director of Mass Audubon’s Center for Biological Conservation. His interests in natural history are comprehensive, and he is a recognized authority on birds and insects. His published works include Birdwatcher's Companion to North American Birdlife, The First Guide to Insects, Introduction to New England Birds, An Introduction to Massachusetts Insects, and The Nature of Massachusetts. He is also the editor of a series of authoritative books on the flora and fauna of New England. Chris has designed and led natural history explorations to over 70 countries on all of the continents. He is especially fascinated with the world's great remaining wilderness areas and biodiversity hot spots such as Gabon, Madagascar, and Mongolia. He grew up in Marblehead and has lived in Gloucester with his family since the 1970s.

 The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) regional education organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of excellence in both the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.

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