OSPREY, FL (November 19 2013) Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and Sarasota Bay Watch for the opening of Gulf Coast Heritage, on Thursday, December 5, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This unique exhibit showcases the paintings of three longtime local artists and reflects their impressions of early life along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The exhibit features the works of William Hartman (1906-1989), Larry Stults (1899-1996) and Wilfrid Berg (1908-2002.) Hartman was a Sarasota art pioneer, Stults lived on Cabbage Key for 25 years followed by residence in Sarasota, and Berg wintered in Sarasota for many years. In March 2014 the exhibit will be displayed in the Federal Building in Sarasota. All of the artwork is on loan from private collections.
The cocktail reception will be held at Conservation Foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve at Osprey, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP to 941-918-2100. The exhibit runs December through February 2014 and may be viewed during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please call to confirm viewing times during the holiday weeks.
Sarasota Bay Watch is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to protecting and restoring Sarasota Bay’s ecosystem through community education and citizen participation. Sarasota Bay Watch’s long-term Scallop Restoration Project combines the talents of local individuals, businesses and organizations to help return scallops to our bays and waterways. Sarasota Bay Watch also sponsors annual volunteer events, like island cleanups and removing deadly fishing line from bird rookeries, and works to engage and inform students and the community through educational outreach. Learn more at www.sarasotabaywatch.org.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works with landowners, businesses, and government to protect the beauty and natural integrity of bays, beaches, barrier islands and watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Foundation purchases natural areas, holds conservation easements and educates for responsible stewardship. Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast also works with Sarasota County’s acclaimed environmentally sensitive lands program, their neighborhood parks program, and is a nationally accredited land trust. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com