A joint presentation on the close relationship between landscape art and raising awareness of environmental conservation and protection will be offered Sunday at Toledo’s Yaquina River Museum of Art.
Oregon Landscape artist Michael Gibbons has been painting a number of Oregon estuaries along the coast for many years, his painting images now scattered throughout Oregon and the nation. Gibbons’ painting of “Arnold Creek Estuary” is one of his iconic works that captures the structure and function of estuaries as described by environmental scientist and well known coastal conservationist Fran Recht, of Depoe Bay.
Recht will be joining Gibbons at the Yaquina River Museum of Art to discuss the importance of estuaries in Oregon’s overall ecology and of the pressures they face with increased human activity in and around them.
The discussion of “Estuaries and Yaquina” begins Sunday, May 4th at 2pm, at the Yaquina River Museum of Art, inside the old School House at 151 NE Alder in Toledo. It is a free event, but donations to the museum are always welcome.