Sept. 15, 2005
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine
NATURE-THEMED ART SHOW SET FOR SEPT.
AT MCKEEVER ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING
SANDYLAKE, Pa. – Wildlife
paintings, nature photography, pottery and woodcarvings will be
displayed when McKeever Environmental Learning Center hosts its
Third Annual Nature Art Show Sept. 23-25. The dinning hall will
SlipperyRock University administers
McKeever, an environmental educational facility 80 miles north of
Pittsburgh owned by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher
year’s art show has been expanded to include eight regional
will be located in North, South and West lodges, the Sandy Creek
Conservancy Conference Room and three areas inside the Discovery
Building. An information booth, music and the espresso bar
will be located in the Dining Hall, where a map identifying
artists’ locations will be available.
The hours are
6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23; 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24; and noon-4 p.m.
Sept. 25. Classical guitarist Julie Harris will play in the Dining
Hall Friday evening. There is no charge.
Refreshments and lunches will
be sold in the Dining Hall throughout the
Wildlife artist Jim Bortz
earned a degree from Slippery Rock University and built his
understanding of ecology and natural history into his
Bill Brunken received a
bachelor of fine arts from Slippery Rock University. Starting with
still life painting, Brunken’s moved onto
paints nature, animals and flowers
Tom Darby specialized in
nature and color images.
Sheree Daugherty paints
animal and the outdoor scenes in acrylic
Ceramic artist Robert
Isenberg studied pottery at Slippery Rock University. He is
the resident potter at the Pottery Dome in Leesburg.
Dr. Gil Twiest photographs
have been in books, textbooks, journals and magazines.
Brad Wiley is an award
winning wood carver specializing in songbirds and birds of