July 15, 2020

D&R Greenway “Art & Nature Happy Hour”

“STILLNESS”: This painting by artist Joe Kazimierczyk is featured in “Trail of Breadcrumbs: Nature in Fairy Tales,” D&R Greenway Land Trust’s current exhibit, now on view via a virtual tour at drgreenway.org/art-galleries. The artist will participate in an interactive talk on July 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.    

D&R Greenway Land Trust is hosting a free virtual “Art & Nature Happy Hour” on Wednesday, July 15, from 5-6 p.m. Settle in with your beverage of choice and enjoy an interactive talk with four artists, all featured in D&R Greenway’s current exhibition and virtual gallery. Moderating the conversation will be Marie L. Matthews Gallery Curator Diana Moore. Exhibited to honor Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, “Trail of Breadcrumbs: Nature in Fairy Tales” features fine artists and children’s book illustrators Silvère Boureau, Barbara DiLorenzo, Jada Fabrizio, and Joe Kazimierczyk. To sign up and receive instructions for the free Zoom conversation, email dkilmer@drgreenway.org.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, a virtual tour of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s “Trail of Breadcrumbs, Nature in Fairy Tales” has been available to the public on D&R Greenway’s website at https://drgreenway.org/art-galleries/.    

“This enchanting art exhibit is the perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the only planet we shall ever inhabit, while inspiring a love of nature in adults and children alike,” said D&R Greenway CEO Linda Mead. “At D&R Greenway, we celebrate Earth Day every day of the year by preserving and caring for land, and making it accessible with outdoor trails.”

Since 2011, Moore has brought her talents and wit to the curation of environmental exhibitions for the Marie L. Matthews Galleries at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center in Princeton. She chooses artists who represent, “the evolving intersection of ecology, art, and activism.” Her themed nature exhibits over the years have demonstrated the importance of nature to artists and artists to nature.

Recipient of a BA in medieval art from Princeton University, Moore serves on several art boards including the Arts Council of Princeton. She holds a master’s degree in contemporary art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Intensely engaged in the regional arts community, Moore’s multi-leveled background includes biotechnology. She admits to being “a bioartist working at the overlap of science, ethics, and spirituality.”

“FAWN”: This work by artist Silvère Boureau is featured in “Trail of Breadcrumbs: Nature in Fairy Tales,” D&R Greenway Land Trust’s current exhibit, now on view via a virtual tour at drgreenway.org/art-galleries.  The artist will participate in an interactive talk on July 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.

About the Artists

In 1982, when Silvère Boureau arrived from France, he was known for expressionist portrayals of the human form. He soon became captivated by the American landscape in general, and New Jersey’s in particular. Boureau’s works are uniquely celebratory of nature, from both vast and intimate perspectives. Fond of remote hiking, as in rocky reaches near the Delaware; and of solitude achieved in watercraft, as in the Pine Barrens, his canvases uniquely immortalize our country’s wild nature.

Barbara DiLorenzo, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the author and illustrator of the prize-winning books Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend In and Renato the Lion, a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her illustration for Wonder won the Member’s Choice Award during the 2018 Annual Conference of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), New Jersey chapter. A Hopewell resident, DiLorenzo is an instructor at the Arts Council of Princeton. During the COVID pandemic, she represents the Arts Council partners through Princeton Art Museum, providing free online art-making experiences inspired by the Museum’s collection.

Jada Fabrizio, American photographer, works in Manhattan and lives in Weehawken, New Jersey. Her studies in creative writing at SUNY New Paltz blend with New York courses in photography at the School of Visual Arts and International Center for Photography. Fabrizio utilizes sculpture, photography, and installation, to “creat[e] surreal visual fables, involving sculptural creatures, and commercial toys set in tableaux vivants. Fabrizio’s purpose throughout is to render difficult ideas more approachable. Her creative motives are to focus people upon “their own ethical stance regarding the treatment of animals, destruction of habitats, and the preservation of our natural resources in the modern world.”

Joe Kazimierczyk, of Lambertville’s Artists’ Gallery, lives on the Sourland Mountain near Neshanic Station. Even before viral mandates, Kazimierczyk has always been inspired by natural areas surrounding his home. His works are natural extensions of his intense commitment to preserving the wild landscape, which he explores by foot and by bicycle in all seasons. He is known for his skill in capturing light’s penetrations of dense woods.

For more information, visit www.drgreenway.org.