|Sent on:||Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11:28 PM|
WEST COAST PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBITS HER WORK AT BLUE HERON NATURE PRESERVE
co-sponsored by Blue Heron Nature Preserve and Atlanta Audubon Society
The winter winds of 2012 usher in the work of San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals to the Blue Heron Gallery on March 22nd. Sharon spent 3 years photographing archived bird nests in natural history and zoological museums in California. The exhibition at Blue Heron is a rare chance for the public to take a peek at these fabulous nests as the collections are only open to the scientific community. Sharon's images are spell binding, reflecting the rich, intricate nest making ability of birds the world over.
The November/December issue of American Photo selected the Top 56 Photo Books of the Year. Of the 7 in the Environment and Nature category one is Sharon's "Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them". The review is as follows: " Drawn from the exquisite collections of three California-based academies and institutes, the nests in these delicate, detailed images reflect the meticulous care and skill of their creators--50 species of birds, each described in facing-page text that's as free of scientific jargon as it is informative".
We are thrilled that Sharon is traveling from California to open the exhibition and lecture about her work. Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to hear an artist and bird conservationist talk about her work. The exhibit opens on Thursday March 22nd at 6 pm. with a 7pm. lecture, free and open to the public.
Blue Heron Nature Preserve and Atlanta Audubon are happy to co-sponsor this event. Sharon's book will be available for purchase and to be autographed. We will have a lovely reception with beautiful food and AAS shade grown coffee.
Don't miss this very special evening and come out and support Blue Heron and AAS with your patronage!
Check out the website for details and directions: www.bhnp.org
Thanks in advance!
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Atlanta Audubon Society