The Natural World Art Show at Wiley Gallery

(BEDFORD) – With fond hopes of spring coming soon, The Wiley Art Gallery announces a show featuring scenes from nature.

Lawrence County Art Association painters with oil, acrylic, pastel, and colored pencil explore the beauty of Spring Mill Park, landscapes near their homes, still life compositions, and images of animals.

A Small Gift by Alana Judah

Photographers including Gary Larson, Sandy Hudson, and Candice Davis use cameras to depict natural scenes.

“Seeing a painting or photograph of dynamic outdoor scenes reminds us we don’t need to be stuck indoors,” said LCAA president Sammie Justesen “There’s more to life than tile floors and fluorescent lighting. “

The show will open on Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. and remain open through Saturday, March 20.

Artists participating in The Natural World show include award-winning professionals and teachers as well as those with budding talent. Their work ranges from traditional oil paintings to acrylic, watercolor, colored
pencil, and mixed media.

Aspen Trees by Sammie Justesen

The book Artists Feature Lawrence County is also on sale at the gallery and makes an excellent gift for family and friends. The pages contain visual stories of yesterday and today in Lawrence County.

“We love having people stop by the gallery to paint or visit with us while we work,” Justesen says. “This spring we plan to resume our popular art classes for members and the public. The Thursday painters’ group welcomes artists and visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and colored pencil artists work at the gallery on Tuesday mornings. We love having people stop and visit.”

The Wiley Art Center is located at 14th and J streets in downtown Bedford, directly across from the Milwaukee Depot. Hours are Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.; Fridays 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Natural World remains on exhibit through Saturday, March 20. For further information, visit Lawrence County Art Association on Facebook.