Bird art exhibit at D&R Greenway by Johnson Park Elementary School artists

Through July 29, D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery exhibits “Birds of a Feather,” dramatic scratch-art images of local birds by 4th graders at Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton.

Art teacher Linda Gates inspired this celebration of predominantly New Jersey natives.  She coached her students with such precision that guests can easily identify each species.  Created by inscribing the intricate designs through a dark waxen surface, their precise process reveals glimmering backgrounds of gold, silver or copper.  These various metals confer the impact of etchings.

The Olivia Rainbow Gallery was founded and funded by Chris and Leslie Kuenne, in memory of their five-year-old daughter.  Olivia cherished nature, evoking it in remarkable artworks from a very young age.  Her gallery’s student art exhibitions continually honor Olivia’s talents and spirit.

D&R Greenway is at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, south of Princeton (08540). The art is open to view from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Fridays, excluding holidays. To contact, call 609-924-4646 or visit www.drgreenway.org.

The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land.

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