Sage Creek Gallery Partners with Painter Edward Aldrich and the New Mexico Wildlife Coalition
From Sage Creek Gallery:
Renowned wildlife painter, Edward Aldrich, will exhibit new works along with a “painting from life” demo with a live owl, outside Sage Creek Gallery, on Canyon Road on Saturday, September 29, 2018. In participation with the gallery, the New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) will be represented by one of it’s skilled handlers, who will bring the owl. The Saturday event will showcase Aldrich and raise money to benefit the Center, through contributions and proceeds from painting sales.
Aldrich is an artist committed to stretching his talents beyond simple reproduction of animals. He believes it is important to capture the feeling and being of the animals, not simply a likeness of them. Through his unique ability to feature the subtle yet diverse tones of nature, his work stimulates all the senses, giving viewers the opportunity become part of the painting, not just to look at it.
For the last 30 years his work has been featured in shows throughout North America. Aldrich, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has received numerous prestigious awards and been featured in various national publications. His paintings can be found at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson WY and the Birds in Art Show this month at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, WI.
NMWC works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. Originally started to rehabilitate birds, the organization evolved to treat all species of wildlife in New Mexico. As NMWC’s reputation grew and the world awakened to the serious threats facing wildlife and wild habitats it became clear that saving the animals was not enough and that they must work to preserve the habitats in which wildlife thrive. For more information visit www.thewildlifecenter.org.
The Edward Aldrich wildlife paintings exhibition, titled “Wild & Wonderful, New Mexico Wildlife Center Benefit,” is on view September 28 through October 10, 2018. Learn more at www.sagecreekgallery.com/events.