OSPREY, FL (December 29, 2015) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in collaboration with Ringling College | Englewood Art Center, is pleased to host the exhibit opening and artist’s reception for photographer Jan Christensen, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The exhibit, entitled “Landscape in Panorama”, uncovers the transformative power and meaning of natural landscapes. The cocktail reception with remarks by the artist will be held at the foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP to 941-918-2100. Artwork is available for purchase. The exhibit runs January 5 thru February 26, 2015 and is sponsored in part by a grant from Visit Sarasota County. The exhibit may be viewed during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
The exhibition is part of Ringling College | Englewood Art Center’s special focus on Celebrating Florida Landscape. The season highlights the ways in which nature inspires artists to the height of creativity. Conservation Foundation is partnering on two exhibitions during the series of events. Learn more at www.ringling.edu/eac. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Englewood Art Center again,” notes Foundation President, Christine Johnson. “Jan Christensen’s photography reveals the sheer power and inspiration of natural landscapes, the places that we work to protect at Conservation Foundation.”
Jan Christensen grew up exploring the fields and waterways of Nebraska and developed a keen eye for the transcendent pull of the landscape. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the country, and has been published in the New York Art Review. Christensen’s artwork is in numerous corporate and private collections including the permanent collections of Sheldon Museum of Art, Museum of Nebraska Art, and the Great Plains Art Museum. She has described her practice as a “process of letting go and clearing out the extraneous; to just focus on being completely present.”
Ringling College | Englewood Art Center is a division of the Ringling College of Art and Design, a preeminent independent nonprofit art college. RC | EAC’s goal is to be a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation for the entire community. The Art Center presents exhibitions, hosts art events and offers high quality art education for artists of all ages at all levels. Learn more at www.ringling.edu/eac.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever. Conservation Foundation works with landowners, businesses, and government to protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com