R. W. Norton Art Gallery

Shreveport, LA




Art and the Animal

July 23 - September 24, 2000


A major exhibition of works by members of The Society of Animal Artists opened at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery on July 23, 2000. The Society, which was formed in 1960, with headquarters at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City, is dedicated to the artistic portrayal of animals. By maintaining the highest levels of artistic achievement, it strives for recognition of animal art as an important idiom of contemporary expression. This is the third exhibition by members of the Society to be held at the Norton Art Gallery The previous two, shown in 1993 and 1997, proved to be very popular with area art and animal lovers. (left: Bart Rulon, American Avocets, watercolor, 22 x 30 inches; right: Walter Ferguson, Cryptic Coloration)

Artwork by 60 of the Society's members from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia are included in the exhibit. Many of the world's preeminent wildlife artists are represented, including Guy Coheleach, Nancy Howe, Dan Ostermiller, Dine Paravano, Richard Sloan, and Kent Ullberg, among others. To capture their subjects, the artists use an assortment of media including oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel, scratchboard, alabaster, and bronze. (left: Dino Paravano, Cougar Reflection, pastel)

A fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition is available as is a color poster entitled "Old Man of the Forest" (Orangutan) by Australian painter Kevin Redmayne. The exhibit will continue through September 24 and is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from I to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is handicapped-accessible and wheelchairs are available at no charge. (left: Francis Sweet, Spirit of the West, scratchboard; right: Farrell R. Collen, Ghosts of the North, Snowy Owls, watercolor)

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