In and Out of the Wild celebrates the vast spectrum of living species, and makes the viewer think about who we are in relationship to animals in all forms, from butterflies to birds, pets to primates, jellyfish to tigers. From the smallest subject, how we think about these living things and sometimes project human characteristics on them can influence how we treat them. This show will delight through breadth of subject and beauty of portrayal by artists working in many different styles and media, and perhaps make the viewer stop and ponder the wonder of nature and how we might be a part of preserving it.
Participating artists include Mary Beth Boone, woodcut prints; Jocelyn Chateauvert, paper; Margaret Couch Cogswell, papier-mache; Andrea Hennings, painting; Mana Hewitt, painting; Dot Wootten Kimelman, miniature painting; Janet Kozachek, drawing, painting and ceramics; Jan Lukens, painting, Janet Oliver, painting; Glen Saborsch, steel and copper sculpture; Will South, painting; Karine Thorensen, painting; Nathaniel Wallace, photography; Sabrina White, painting; and Maryanna Williams, reduction linocut.
In addition to the work by contemporary artists, early works with animal as subject from the estate of Elsinore Budd, as well as James Tucker and Ann Carter Pollard will be part of the exhibition.