Sunday, February 12, 2012

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition, Mar. 3

Birdsong Hill: low-relief wood images by Russ Shaw
March 3 – April 29, 2012

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Birdsong Hill: low-relief wood images” by Russ Shaw from March 3 – April 29, 2012. Shaw creates three-dimensional natural scenes from maple, poplar, red cedar, walnut, birch, elm, Osage orange and other wood native to Ohio.

Shaw grew up and now lives on the family farm in Yellow Springs. Sometimes the idea for a piece “picks me as I gaze across the fields and woods where I live. A great blue heron. A cardinal. I think about the kinds of wood I will use in terms of color, tone and grain.” Shaw then sketches the setting and plans the combinations of woods that will contrast and compliment the subject. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, March 4 from 2 - 4 pm.

The Gallery is located in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at 937.769.1902 or visit

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery showcases the work of emerging local and regional visual artists in six exhibits each year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of 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.

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