JAMESTOWN - On Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., the Roger Tory Peterson Institute invites the public to meet artists Dan Meyer and Len Rusin at a reception to open an exhibition of their work at the Institute through Jan. 8. The afternoon reception is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.
Both Dan and Len live in the Buffalo area. Their works have received numerous awards through publication and exhibitions around the country.
Meyer graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and became a fulltime wildlife artist after a 30-year career as a commercial artist. His chosen medium is transparent watercolor, which provides the spontaneity and luminosity he prefers for his work. Field sketches and photographs precede his paintings of birds and other wildlife. His favorite subjects are waterfowl.
Seasonal Change, watercolor by Dan Meyer.
Rusin recently retired after 34 years as an art teacher in Niagara Falls. His oil paintings of wildlife are inspired by firsthand observations of the natural world both regionally and through his travels in the United States and Canada.
To accompany the exhibit, the Institute is offering an interdisciplinary education program suitable for students of all ages. Anyone interested in scheduling a field trip program may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 665-2473, ext. 228 for more information.
At the Saturday opening reception, guests can tour the exhibition while enjoying refreshments, and meet the artists, RTPI staff and volunteers, all in the Peterson Institute's beautiful surroundings.
The Peterson Institute also is featuring the Randolph Mammoth paleontological exhibit and selections from the life work of Roger Tory Peterson. The Institute is located at 311 Curtis St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 665-2473 or visit www.rtpi.org.