The Nature Conservancy opened its benefit art show, "Nature Inspires" with fanfare on June 9 at its Bruckmann Library at The Center for Conservation in East Hampton, NY. Continuing on view through July 2, 2014 the exhibition features works from local landscape artists including Bobbie Braun, Jim Gingerich, Terry Elkins, Catherine Krusos and members of The Wednesday Group: Plein Air Painters of the East End.

The art exhibition will be included as an integral part of The Nature Conservancy Beaches and Bays Gala on June 28, 2014. The show is curated by gallerist and furniture designer Silas Marder. To catch the unveiling (and some of the art), visit the slideshow.

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Thirty percent of artwork sales proceeds will benefit the island-wide work of The Nature Conservancy. The non-profit organization works to protect the lands and waters of Long Island with the restoration of Long Island’s water quality a priority.

Members of The Wednesday Group set up easels at locations throughout the East End including the Conservancy’s Center for Conservation, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island, and the Andy Warhol Visual Arts Preserve in Montauk to create a new body of work for the show.

BASIC FACTS:  "Nature Inspires" will be on view from June 9 through July 2, 2014 at The Bruckmann Library at The Center for Conservation, 142 Route 114, East Hampton, NY. The work can be seen Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The crowd at the Opening of "Nature Inspires."


The Wednesday Group.


Jim Gingerich, Bobby Braun, and Silas Marder.


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