Mystic Art Center "103rd Annual Exhibition" Jun 13 - Jul 26

June 13, 2014

The print, "Reigning Over Central Park" has been selected for the "103rd Annual Exhibition" by the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts for exhibition at the Mystic Art Center.  The show runs June 13 - July 26, 2014, at the Mystic Art Center located at 9 Water Street, Mystic Connecticut.  An opening reception will be held Thursday, June 26 from 6PM - 8PM with an award presentation.  The jurors of the exhibition are William Butcher and Claudia Seymour.  Ms. Seymour is a masterful still life painter in oil and pastel.  She is a member of the Allied Artist of America, CT Pastel Society and Audubon Artists.  She has served as president of the Salmagundi Club in New York City for the past six years, and has exhibited in over 150 juried national and international exhibitions.  Mr. Butcher has taught painting and sculpture for thirty years and is currently head of the Art Department at Suffield Academy in CT.  His work has received numerous top awards and he has had several solo exhibitions throughout the Eastern and Midwest United States. 

 

The king penguins’ (Aptendoytes patagonicus) featured in this image have a population size that is growing (for now) and have a Least Concern status from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List; unlike 15 of the 18 species of penguins tracked by the IUCN.  Of those, 4 species are rated Near Threatened, 6 rated Vulnerable and 5 rated Endangered.  And this doesn’t include two penguin species now extinct...the Chatham Penguin and the Waitaha Penguin, believed to result from over-hunting by humans.  The king penguins’ Least Concern rating may be in jeopardy.  The warming of the Southern Ocean is anticipated to cause a reduction in their food supply, causing them to have to swim further to find food leaving less time for mating and chick-rearing.   Scientists at the CNRS Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien in Strasbourg, France, studied king penguins in the southern Indian Ocean over nine years.  Their study discovered a nine-percent decline in the adult penguin population for every 0.26 degree (Celsius) of sea surface warming.  These king penguins were photographed in their wild habitat on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean near Antarctica by the Artist.  The setting for these birds used in this image was photographed in the wintertime in Central Park, New York City. 

 

Information on the exhibition may be viewed at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts' Web site at http://ctacademy.org/annualEx1910.html

 

 


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