‘Nature’s Glory’ opens at Nature Art Gallery

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Nature’s Glory,” artwork by Joan Meade. The show runs Feb. 2–24, with a gallery reception Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 to 4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale.

“My passion is for the natural world,” says Meade, “and I am especially drawn to water, rocks and trees in their many manifestations. I find the medium that best conveys these wonders is sculptural acrylics, as the heavy texture gives a three-dimensional quality to the work. My inspiration comes from my travels and my imagination.”

Meade studied art and architecture at Cornell University and art at Colorado College. Her first exhibitions were in Tunisia and Washington, D.C., as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has exhibited widely across the Southeast and in New Mexico, including the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. She recently exhibited in an international juried show in California and has participated in a national juried show at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, Maryland, two juried North Carolina and South Carolina shows in Charlotte, and numerous regional exhibitions. Meade served as artist in residence at Acadia National Park in Maine in July 2011. Her works are in many private and public collections across the U.S. and abroad. Her works have shown in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Saxapahaw and Salvo.

The Nature Art Gallery is located inside the Museum Store. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. All exhibited art is for sale. For more information about the Nature Art Gallery, call 919-707-9854.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh (11 and 121 W. Jones St.) is an active research institution that engages visitors of every age and stage of learning in the wonders of science and the natural world. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. General admission is free. For more information, visit naturalsciences.org.