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The following article was posted on June 25th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 16 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 16

Wildling Museum premiers several new exhibitions

BY JOE PAYNE

The Wildling Museum in Solvang has opened several new exhibitions that share and celebrate wilderness and wild places. The exhibitions include photography, sculpture, and paintings.

Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries features the art of John Fery, who was hired on commission to accompany exploratory expeditions into the Western United States in the 19th century. In addition to Fery’s work, the artist’s last painting palette and a hand painted jewelry box will be on display. The exhibit shows through Sept. 15.

Preserving Santa Barbara’s Wild Lands showcases the photography of Jeff Jones, including shots of the southern Los Padres National Forest. The exhibit featured many large panoramic photos and shows through Sept. 15.

Showing throughout the year, Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and includes information and maps of wilderness in Santa Barbara County.

Everett Ruess: Into the Wilderness highlights a collection of works by Everett Ruess, an early 20th century wilderness explorer and artist. The show includes drawings, watercolors, and block prints, and is on display through July 14.

Selections by D.L. Engle features sculptures of native fauna by Southern California artist D.L. Engle. The exhibit shows through Nov. 3.

Visions of the Night Sky: Artwork by Santa Ynez Valley Third-Graders showcases the work of talented student artists in the 2013-2014 third grade astronomy units in Santa Ynez Valley schools. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 22.

The Wildling Museum is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for children ages 6 and older, free for members and children younger than 6. The museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. More information is available at wildlingmuseum.org or 686-8315.