Opening Reception “With Awe and Wonder: A Celebration of Nature’s Beauty”

Sat, September 8, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This exhibit is a collection of landscapes, scenes, and moments in nature that celebrates the beauty of our natural world. From the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed to Yosemite, Utah to Michigan, Oregon to Alaska, and her own backyard in Santa Rosa, these pictures represent some of the best of Brenda’s exploration of the natural world with her cameras. Included are impressionistic interpretations of the natural world. On display September 4 – December 21, 2018

Artist Biography: For more than 30 years, Brenda Tharp has been photographing the natural world around her. She has traveled to Namibia, Botswana, Alaska, Cuba, Italy, Slovenia and throughout the USA in search of images that express the beauty of this planet and the wildlife that inhabit it. Brenda is the author of Expressive Nature Photography (Monacelli Studio), Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography (Penguin), and co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography (Penguin). She is a popular workshop instructor, tour leader, and acclaimed keynote speaker. Her photographs have been used in national magazines and books, for clients including National Geographic Society, Michelin Travel Publications, Chronicle Books, Audubon, Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Service. It is her hope that through her images and educational efforts that more people will open to the beauty around them and become involved in helping to preserve that beauty. Her website is BrendaTharp.com.

The Heron Hall Art Gallery at the Laguna Environmental Center exhibits multiple shows per year of nature-themed art, sales of which support the educational and conservation efforts of the Foundation. Heron Hall is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Because of the various uses of the hall, please call in advance to ensure it will be open for viewing the art, 707-527-9277, ext. 107. For more information: www.lagunafoundation.org, Heron Hall Art Exhibits webpage: http://www.lagunafoundation.org/learning_art-exhibits.html

Laguna Environmental Center

900 Sanford Road

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