Since 1996, the Anita Purves Nature Center has displayed the work of artists who offer their original perspectives on nature and the world around us. These art shows are a special attraction of the Anita Purves Nature Center. We give special attention to artists who draw inspiration from local parks and natural areas. The shows provide an opportunity for the nature center to appeal to new audiences such as young artists, collectors of art and people from throughout East-Central Illinois who enjoy art and the environment.
To celebrate the nature center's 40th Anniversary, we have invited past artists to exhibit a few pieces for a fall reunion show. Join us on September 7th from 1-3pm for the show's opening reception.
The following past exhibitors will have their work on display for this 40th Anniversary Artist Reunion Show:
Nature Photographers: Cheri Manrique, Ivan Petrov, Jim Long, Lance Merry, Tyson Kruse, Robert O'Donell, Jason Lindsey, Fred Delcomyn
Illustrators & Painters: L.A. Fuller, Jill Wallace, Carie Nixon, Sarah Keenan-Jones