Family Observations of the World Art Show

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

  781-659-2559
  free
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August 28 - October 7, 2018
Monday to Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm; Sundays from 11:00am-4:00pm

“Family Observations of the World,” a multi-media art show of painting, photography, and poetry, will be presented by South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA.  This event is truly a family affair featuring father, mother, and daughter; landscape oils by Mert Prince, nature photography by Christine (Prince) Abbruzzese, and poetry, using the art work as inspiration, by Barbara-Anne Prince and writers from Jay O’Callahan’s writers group, “Spoken Voices.”  The show will run in the Vine Hall Gallery from August 28-October 7.  The Opening Reception is Saturday, September 8 from 2-5pm, and is open to the public. 

On Thursday, September 20th, from 7-9 pm, Barbara-Anne Prince will be offering a storytelling/creative writing workshop at the Science Center.  Barbara believes that everyone carries a story inside of them, and hopefully the beautiful paintings and photographs will be the spark to release those stories.  There will be space made available at the show for the writers who attend the workshop to display their writings.  Advance Registration is required for the workshop.  Please go to www.ssnsc.org to register online.

This unique exhibit of different artistic talents displays the natural world through the painter’s eyes, the photographer’s eyes, and the poet’s eyes, and how all are inspired by each other’s work.  “The photographer captures the moment.  The artist interprets the moment.  The writer describes the moment.”  For the Prince and Abbruzzese family, “We view nature through our own individual creative lenses.  Our art reflects our love and awe for the environment, and we hope to share that with all who come see it.”

The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the South Shore YMCA and is dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore.  Their mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship, and enjoyment of our natural resources.  Exhibits and programs in Vine Hall Gallery are sponsored in part by a Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For additional information, please contact Hannah Woodbury, Art Show Coordinator or Chris Jacobs, Executive Director at 781-659-2559, or email hwoodbury@ssymca.org or cjacobs@ssymca.org.  The SSNSC is located at 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA.

About the South Shore Natural Science Center:
The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources. The South Shore Natural Science Center is located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. The Science Center is also home to the EcoZone – an interactive museum featuring live native animals, owl exhibits, Children’s Garden, and 6 interpretive trails. 

The South Shore Natural Science Center was started in 1962 by a group of like-minded individuals, led by Norwell’s Cap’n Bill Vinal (often referred to as the father of nature education), with the goal of providing nature programs to the youth of the south shore.

The group purchased a second-hand school bus, and aptly named it Flora, using it to conduct field trips and nature programs in the woods and ponds around the south shore. Flora was sold a few years later, as the group formed a non-profit organization and set about building the South Shore Natural Science Center into a museum and environmental education center.

Today’s Science Center offers a wide variety of nature programs for children and adults, a summer camp, nature preschool, and is home to the EcoZone exhibit hall, created with the assistance of noted wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin.

For more information on the Science Center and its programs, please visit our website at www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org ; for information on exhibiting your work at the Science Center please contact Hannah Woodbury at (781)659-2559 or email: hwoodbury@ssymca.org 

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