Wildlife of the Highlands Art Exhibit
The “Wildlife of the Highlands” is a touring exhibit of representations of endangered and threatened plants and animals of the four-state Highlands region: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. It will be on display during the Highlands Festival at Waterloo in the Meeting House at Waterloo Village.
Selected work will continue its tour of the art/educational centers and museums of the Highlands and the greater NY/Philadelphia area served by its waters. Previous exhibitions have been at the Boonton Art District and, with the Art Factory’s sponsorship, at the Paterson Art Walk and the Garret Mountain Reserve.
The goal of this project is to increase awareness of these species, benefit participating artists, venues and the New Jersey Highlands Coalition and promote the vital importance of the Highlands’ ecosystems to the Eastern seaboard’s beverage industries’ water supply and public drinking water for over 25 million people.
This exhibit of the “Wildlife of the Highlands” includes Featured Highlands Artist Val Bertoia for Metalworking, Featured Highlands Artist Tricia Zimic for Mixed Media, Featured Highland Artist Brett E. McLain for Woodworking and our other talented participating artists listed in alphabetical order:
Vanessa H. Artunduaga
Pictured above (from left) are “Mother,” Water Oak, by Katie Truk; “Osprey” by Christina Signorelli; and “Ace,” Eastern Bobcat by Laurie Harden.
The “Wildlife of the Highlands” touring exhibit is being curated by Bryan McElroy to benefit the New Jersey Highland Coalition.