The McLean County Arts Center and ParkLands Foundation announce an open call, all ages exhibition of art inspired by the nature of ParkLands. Art in Nature will be in the MCAC’s Armstrong Gallery from August 14 through September 12, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 14 from 5 to 7pm.
Art in Nature is the third exhibition partnership between the McLean County Arts Center and ParkLands Foundation, two membership supported community non-profits in McLean County. Youth and adults of the community submitted artwork in any media inspired by the nature preserves of the ParkLands Foundation. Art in Nature binds together our duty to preserve and our gift to express our appreciation for this world.
ParkLands Foundation is a nonprofit, public membership land trust committed to preserving, protecting and ecologically restoring historic natural lands along the Mackinaw River and its tributaries. These lands are dedicated primarily for preserving the biological diversity of native plants and wildlife, and secondarily for passive public recreation, environmental educational and scientific research. Since our founding in 1967, the ParkLands Foundation has acquired, protected and restored more than 3,200 acres of prairie, savanna, floodplain forest and river habitat in the Mackinaw River valley of McLean, Tazewell and Woodford counties, and in other watersheds within McLean County. For more information, visit www.parklandsfoundation.org or contact Mike Hall, Administrative Director, at ParkLandsOffice@gmail.com.
The McLean County Arts Center is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization and is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Located in the Downtown Bloomington Cultural District, MCAC presents approximately twelve exhibitions yearly, including the annual Holiday Treasures exhibition and the annual Amateur Competition and Exhibition which for over 80 years has showcased the best amateur artists from the region. MCAC also offers art classes, artist lectures, art workshops for youth and adults, and the Spring Bloom and Sugar Creek Arts Festivals. For more information, visit www.mcac.org.
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