December 21, 2016

D&R Greenway Presents Multi-media Exhibit

“NATURE’S POTPOURRI”: What do branches, pinecones, roosters, multicolored frogs, perky perched birds, plunging feeding birds, and intricate insects have in common? These natural objects have been transformed into art by students of “Art Collabortions!” in their multi-media exhibit, “Nature’s Potpourri,” on view through January 13. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Hawkins at D&R Greenway Land Trust)

D&R Greenway Land Trust presents Nature’s Potpourri, an exhibit of multi-media works by Heather Barros’ Art Collaborations! students in D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, on view through January 13, 2017. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call (609) 924-4646 or visit

The artwork conveys the impact of a walk through a pinewood, near a healthy lake, on a breezy day — just what you’d find while walking on any of D&R Greenway’s preserves.

“D&R Greenway Land Trust has been conserving New Jersey land since 1989, so that remarkable landscapes may continue to inspire artists,” says D&R Greenway president and CEO Linda Mead. “Connections with students are urgent. They are the preservationists of tomorrow. The fate of nature is in their hands.”

Barros, founding curator of the Olivia Rainbow Gallery, brings nature subjects to her students, ages 4-18, helping them engage with the natural world through hands-on experiences.

D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery was founded by Chris and Leslie Kuenne in memory of their daughter Olivia, a budding artist for whom nature, especially rainbows, was a passion.