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Exhibition Detail
Icebergs and Glaciers
Curated by: Lisa Cooper
5622 Mosholu Avenue
(near 256th Street/Riverdale Library)
Riverdale, NY 10471

February 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2013
February 1st, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Antarctic 119, John ConnJohn Conn, Antarctic 119,
Limited Edition Photography (series of 5), 20 x 30
Antarctic 33, John ConnJohn Conn, Antarctic 33,
Limited Edition Photography, 20 x 30
Ice Melt, Elaine GalenElaine Galen, Ice Melt,
2012, Oil on Canvas, 42 x 42
Antarctic 105, John ConnJohn Conn, Antarctic 105,
Limited Edition Photography, 20 x 30
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other (outside main areas)
Thu 12-5 and by appointment

In the wake of 2012's extreme weather and new record lows set by the Arctic sea ice, we pay tribute to these stunning natural formations. These earthly beauties are captured in three distinct creative styles – mixed media, oil on canvas, and photography.

Glaciers and Icebergs will include the Alaskan Journey series by mixed media pioneer, Rosalind Schneider.  Rosalind uses imagery shot from a small plane, a boat and while hiking on the surface of glacier located in Prince William Sound and Wrangel St. Elias, Alaska. The series began in late 2010 and will debut several new works.

It will also feature a contemporary view of nature by internationally acclaimed artist, Elaine Galen.  According to Elaine, "In a world of eroding values and environmental concerns, my effort is to affirm beauty’s morale order in nature. I am deeply moved by the presence of and the power of nature to penetrate deep into the soul — through painting I seek to preserve nature – the heavens, seas, skies, mountains, and our past”.

We will also feature the photography of John Conn, who spent 45 days in 2010 in Antarctica and Patagonia. traveling and hiking to capture the land and seascapes.  He spent over 20 days journeying over 3,200 nautical miles in Antarctica before heading to Patagonia for the second part of his expedition.  Throughout his journey, he referenced the stories of Antarctic explorers, Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott.  Like them, he saw his surroundings to be dangerous, inhospitable and forbidding.  According to John, "There's menace here and the feel of it stays with you…it towers over you.  And when you've left the continent, it's still in your memory."<

Here's a video walkaround of the exhibit:
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