December 15, 2021

“Emergence” Photo Exhibit Opens at D&R Greenway

“ICE IS NICE”: This photograph by David O. Anderson is featured in “Emergence,” on view through February 3 in the Olivia Rainbow Gallery at D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place. The exhibition features a collection of fine art photographs of nature as seen from the viewpoint of children.

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to experience nature with new eyes, inspired by its newly opened art exhibition, “Emergence.”  David O. Anderson, former president of Princeton Photography Club and longtime member of the land trust’s Photographers of Preservation, is exhibiting a new collection of fine art photographs of nature seen from the viewpoint of children.

The Olivia Rainbow Gallery, named in memory of 5-year-old Olivia Kuenne, has been transformed into a wonder-filled experience, with exploratory words and images that evoke emergence, which is defined as “the process of coming into view after long absence.” Through Anderson’s lens, visitors of all ages will experience “attention with wonder” brought by children to the natural world. The land trust joins Anderson in hoping, in his own words, that time in this unique exhibit brings everyone to “emergence from adulthood to childhood.”

Says the artist of his creative process, “As I considered this request from D&R Greenway Land Trust in 2020 for images of nature from a child’s perspective, I was flooded with childhood memories of family picnics in parks and nature preserves, visits to zoos and to natural history museums, and outdoor camping trips with the Boy Scouts. This state of mind allowed me to view nature from a child’s viewpoint rather than as an adult.”

Anderson’s nature discoveries may be viewed from Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through February 3. All photographs are for sale, with a percentage supporting D&R Greenway’s land preservation and stewardship mission in Central Jersey and along the Delaware Bay.

D&R Greenway also announces the replacement of the Garden State Watercolor Society›s original timed entry requirement with open viewing hours for their “Recovery” juried exhibition and “Delaware River — River of the Year 2020” lobby installation. Both may be visited Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show has been extended through January 7 at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road.

Visitors are asked to follow COVID safety precautions, remaining masked inside the 1900 barn. All art works are for sale, and 25 percent of each purchase is a tax deductible donation to D&R Greenway’s mission to preserve and care for land.

Linda Mead, D&R Greenway’s president and CEO, is “excited to share the beauty of both of these exhibits, that remind us of the importance and value of our natural world and the benefits that nature brings to our everyday life.”

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