OSPREY, FL (August 13, 2018) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast welcomes acclaimed environmental and wildlife artist Joan Lyon for the exhibition of her newest exhibit “The Living Landscape“. The opening reception with remarks by the artist is Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30 pm at the foundation’s headquarters in the Burrows-Matson House at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP to www.conservationfoundation.com/events or call (941) 918-2100. The exhibit is on display through October 26, and the gallery is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Other times are available by appointment. The artwork is available for purchase.
Originally from Providence, RI, Lyon moved to Florida by way of Maryland and Illinois. Her current work is a mixed media monotype though she has worked in many media from large oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, to assemblage and sculpture in clay and marble, from watercolor to pastel and prints and has always used collage. Her subject matter focuses on the human experience and our relationship with the environment and wildlife that enrich our lives.
Lyon has exhibited throughout the United States and her work is in numerous public collections including the MacArthur Foundation and the University of Dallas.
“My figures are symbolic images which originate from experience, imagination, and dreams. The rough and imperfect surfaces of my mixed media monotypes metaphorically reveal the fragility of both the earth and every living thing on it,” says Lyon. “These works of art express my belief that only when we are able to live in a harmonious relationship with our world can we truly fulfill our potential as human beings.” Learn more at www.joanlyon.net .
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects 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 conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.