December 2015


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INDIANAPOLIS—The Eagle Creek Park Foundation will feature over 100 pieces of nature-based artwork as part of its 28th annual “Celebration of Nature” exhibit and sale, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 13 at the park’s Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Road.

Visitors can browse a wide variety of media from around 40 area artists, which includes photography, woodcarvings, oil and watercolor paintings, pen and ink, and more. All entries depict undisturbed natural flora, fauna and landscapes, and represent a variety of ecosystems found in Indiana and surrounding areas.

Fifteen percent of every sale benefits the Eagle Creek Park Foundation whose mission is to promote, preserve, protect and enhance Eagle Creek Park – one of the nation’s largest city-owned parks, which is mandated as self-sufficient.

This holiday exhibit is the third and final nature-themed art show of the year at the park. It’s preceded by the “Woodcarver, Woodturner & Woodburner” exhibit, which is set for March 5-6, 2016 and the “Images of Nature” photography contest every September.

Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost is free with daily park admission, which is $5 per vehicle.

During this time, the Ornithology Center will also host two new avian art classes in addition to their free weekend programs, which take place at the Earth Discovery Center as well.

Visitors can recreate a bird painting at “Coffee & Canvas” from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 12 for $20, or learn to draw a backyard landscape or beautiful lake view during “Backyard Sketchbook” from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 12 for $10. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 317.327.BIRD.

Past submission: "Winter Landscape" by Judy Leiviska, woodblock print

Past submission: “Winter Landscape” by Judy Leiviska, woodblock print

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