Monday, January 18, 2010

Glen Helen Association Art Exhibition: For the Love of Nature – Works by Paul Reif

Cascades by Paul Reif

The Glen Helen Association is hosting an art exhibition titled For the Love of Nature – Works by Paul Reif from February 1 to February 27, 2010. This one-person show features regional landscape paintings in acrylic and pastels. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in the Glen Helen Building located at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend a reception to meet the artist on Sunday, February 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Paul Reif is a self-taught painter who has resided in Champaign County for 42 years. His favorite subjects are landscapes and florals, which he likes to render using the brilliant colors available in acrylic and pastels. The beauty and character of area fields, woodlands, streams and wildflowers provide Reif constant inspiration. Reif’s work has been exhibited in shows at the Springfield Museum of Art and is also represented in fine art galleries in Urbana and Yellow Springs.

The show is part of Glen Helen Association’s Atrium Gallery program – an ongoing series of monthly contemporary art exhibitions, which highlights the talents of emerging local and regional visual artists. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000-acre nature preserve.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at (937) 769-1902 or visit

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