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Greenway art show celebrates preserved lands, animals

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D&R Greenway Land Trust continues the celebration of its 30th year with a new, traveling exhibit, “Portraits of Preservation,” based on watercolor paintings by award-winning artist James Fiorentino.

The exhibit highlights the iconic landscapes and treasured wildlife found on 20,865 acres and 308 properties permanently preserved by the D&R Greenway since its founding three decades ago.

The exhibit will launch from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, with an Opening Reception featuring an artist talk and special guests. The exhibit will remain on display at the Johnson Education Center in Princeton, N.J., weekdays through Feb. 28, after which it will travel to other noteworthy locations throughout Central New Jersey and surrounding states.

Consisting of nearly 30 works of art, the exhibit will allow visitors to tour preserved lands of the D&R Greenway through the eyes of an artist, and discover wildlife that can be found inhabiting these green spaces.

Among the lands featured in the exhibit are Greenway Meadows in Princeton, St. Michael’s Farm Preserve in Hopewell, the Abbott Marshlands in Bordentown, Capitol City Farm in Trenton, Steel Gap Preserve in Bridgewater, Goat Hill Overlook in Lambertville, and the Sourland Mountain Preserve that spans several area towns.

Among the wildlife species portrayed are bear, fox, wood frogs, eagles, hummingbirds, monarch butterflies and bees who depend on the habitats protected by D&R Greenway for their survival.

The exhibit will provide holiday shopping opportunities as many of the paintings will be reproduced as giclees, on pillows, and on rustic wood panels, at a wide range of price points.

The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public. To learn more, visit drgreenway.org.


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