Finding Sanctuary: An Illustrated Talk

MONDAY, MAY 23, 7:00 – 8:15 PM        via ZOOM

AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY – Barry Van Dusen has participated in  artist-in-residence programs around New England. In this illustrated talk for nature and art lovers, he will share stories and paintings from previous residencies, with a focus on his latest and most ambitious project. During a 4½ year period (2015-2019), Barry visited all 61 of Mass Audubon’s public wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers and museums, producing drawings and paintings at each location. You’ll hear about his adventures exploring Mass Audubon properties all around Massachusetts, and learn more about the approach he uses to meet the demands and challenges of working on location. He’ll also show how field sketches and studies are used in the studio for larger, more complex works. FINDING SANCTUARY, a book documenting the project, was published by Mass Audubon in 2020. Join Barry in this celebration of the rich biological diversity in Massachusetts and the Mass Audubon sanctuary system.   Registration Required.

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