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Monday, September 20, 2010

Plainfield artist organizes exhibit for Land Conservancy

Waterlilies at Camp Hudsonia, by Gerry Heydt.
The former Girl Scout camp has been preserved by the NJ Land Conservancy.
Plainfield artist Gerry Heydt, renowned for her landscapes, is coordinating the participation of fourteen landscape painters in an exhibit for the Land Conservancy of NJ entitled 'Preserve Now -- Protect Forever: An Artistic Perspective' that will run from September 29 through October 29 at the Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery in Bernardsville and the Bernardsville Public Library.

The show was the subject of an article on Sunday in the Daily Record, the Gannett paper serving Morris County (see here).

The Conservancy has preserved more than 17,000 acres of land in its 29-year history. From its roots in Morris County, it has become a nonprofit with interests in statewide land preservation issues, reflected by a name change in 2008 (from 'Morris County' to 'New Jersey').

While the works on display will be offered for sale, Gerry says she expects the greater impact of the show will be on raising awareness of the work of the Land Conservancy in preserving areas of natural beauty which landscape artists are immediately drawn to because of both grand vistas and intimate settings.

While the exhibit will run for an entire month, there will be an open house on Friday, October 1, from 6 - 9 PM.

Whether you are a fan Gerry's, of the landscape genre itself, or a supporter of open space conservation (or all three!), you will want to set aside some time to visit the show.


Open House, Friday, October 1
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
5 Morristown Road, Bernardsville
(908) 630-9770

and the

Bernardsville Public Library

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