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D&R Greenway, Garden State Watercolor Society host scavenger hunt

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The Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS), through its second annual Art Installation, invites the public to participate in “a fun activity for all ages.”
 
The society has designed a unique, family-friendly scavenger hunt, with its “Beautiful Creatures” exhibit throughout the town of Princeton, N.J., and Exhibit Scavenger Cards at Greenway Meadows park, surrounding D&R Greenway.
 
Challenged by COVID-19 limitations, the artists have conceived of this socially-distanced and engaging new way of viewing their 50th anniversary installation that is part of its “Out of the Wild” juried exhibit. Participants can hunt for “Beautiful Creatures,” and Scavenger Cards outside, in the ‘wild.’
 
Six prize cards, depicting forests and meadows preserved locally by D&R Greenway Land Trust, can be found hidden at the land trust’s Johnson Education Center campus on Rosedale Road and in the surrounding Greenway Meadows park.
 
Forty-three GSWS artists created 90 Beautiful Creatures paintings, limited to secondary colors of green, orange and purple. These 5- by 7-inch paintings were to have been displayed in the D&R Greenway galleries in the Johnson Education Center.
 
Instead, the “Beautiful Creatures,” – as 90 numbered, laminated art cards – have been placed throughout the town of Princeton and on the grounds surrounding D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, for the public to “seek and find.”
 
Participants are invited to follow safety guidelines and put on a mask, gather family members or travel as a single on a “Beautiful Creatures” safari to find these whimsical creations. All are encouraged to post their “findings” on Instagram, with the hashtag #gswsbc.
 
The Scavenger Hunt is open and available through Sunday, Sept. 13. D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center is located at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, in Princeton. Greenway Meadows park can be accessed from the land trust’s parking lot or directly on Rosedale Road.
Purchase of prints or original paintings may be arranged through D&R Greenway by contacting info@drgreenway.org. Purchases help to support D&R Greenway Land Trust’s land preservation and habitat restoration.
 
Information about the scavenger hunt, including maps, how to win prizes and how to purchase prints and original artwork is available at gswcs.com and at drgreenway.org.
 
The first six correct entries will receive a gift certificate to D&R Greenway’s Fall Native Plant sale; an environmentally-themed book of your choice; or a print of your favorite among GSWS’ 90 Beautiful Creatures. Prizes will be awarded Sept. 15.

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