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RESILIENT BY NATURE:
Landscapes of Recovery and Renewal
Atrium Gallery, Bozeman Public Library
November 1 - December 31, 2019
Reception: November 12, 5-7pm. Artist's Talk at 5:30.
Many of these painting share the surprising beauty of restored and protected landscapes. Some striking examples are the Clark Fork River and wetlands in the Deer Lodge Valley, the Crown Butte mine site on the edge of Yellowstone NP and conservation easements on agricultural land. These landscapes also tell of the power of scientific restoration and the vitality that happens when we commit to reconnect ‘all the parts’ of nature. I hope to share through art how nature can spring back.
A common thread of this story is the commitment and cooperation of landowners, communities and nonprofit organizations to protect and restore nature’s ways. They brought resources to protect landscapes, demand clean up, to find funds for restoration, and to put science to work rebuilding the natural systems. Funding and assistance to restore these sites often comes from nonprofits, government agencies, and scientists. This show is a small sample of the many sites around Montana where these forces are working their magic.