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Yesterday I went to see the lovely exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert  
Nature Museum in Chicago. It was a small art exhibit within a much  
larger installation, titled 'Amazing Amphibians' . It was well worth  
the trip. : ) Vera Ming Wong had two lovely pieces in it - a  
stunning, large pen and ink stipple triptych of frogs titled "Three  
Frogs: Bullfrog, Pickerel and Blanchard's Cricket", and a beautiful  
collage of Japanese rice papers, titled "Frog Lifecycle". Both are  
owned, I believe, by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  
but are on loan for the show.

Susan Shirley had two pieces, "Faces" and "Trio", both frog studies  
in mixed media, S. Ryan White exhibited a large watercolor painting  
titled "Pickerel", Mark Klinger had a study "Bufo fowleri and  
Amanita". I submitted two small pieces of salamanders, one collage of  
four block prints and a pen and ink of two salamander species, but  
not drawn to scale.

They also had a great byline for the Guild of Natural Science  
Illustrators as part of the education display, describing their roles  
in documenting natural history subjects and in conservation  
strategies. : )

Just wanted to share,

Kathy G


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can  
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  -  
Margaret Mead

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