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Lakewood presents “Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands” Exhibit
January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until January 24, 2021
Lakewood Center for the Arts presents
Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands Exhibit
December 24 – January 24, 2021
Lakewood Center for the Arts Entryway Gallery & Online
Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands is an event created by Jan Rimerman and Dave Haslett to promote awareness of native turtles and their vanishing environments. This is the fourth year of the project where art has been exhibited and 25% of the proceeds have been given to The Wetlands Conservancy. The target is to restore the Nyberg Wetlands to promote the return of the Western Pond Turtle. Invasive plants and animals have been removed, logs for basking have been placed and native plants reintroduced to entice the vanishing native species back. To date there are five Western Pond Turtles that have returned and are residing in their native wetland.
The art exhibition this year includes Debby Neely’s woodcut prints, Candace Wilson’s ceramics, Jim Wylder’s naked raku, Dave Haslett’s stone sculpture, and Jan Rimerman’s book illustrations in colored pencil. All the artwork is nature oriented and available for purchase.
The new self-published book “Turtle Tales- Turtle Folklore & Global Stories” by Jan Rimerman will be released at this event. The artwork in this book is paired with global turtle stories and facts. The stories and dialogue are as authentic as possible while the drawings are fictitious. Life lessons are revealed through the turtle folklore that has been passed down through the generations. Other pages present the hard facts about the current turtle population and their habitat today.
The patterns on the turtle shells and bodies are imaginary. While drawing them, the patterns and colors emerged from memories of the countries and cultures Jan has experienced. Each colored pencil turtle drawing is entitled “Turtle” in the language or culture of the country represented. While researching this book, Jan connected with writers, scientists, conservationists and turtle lovers all over the world.
See the art exhibition by appointment: 503 635-3901. Personal tours and book signing by Jan can be scheduled by contacting Jan directly: [email protected].