The exhibition of paintings done this fall in the South Nation Watershed will be held at the South Nation Conservation office in Finch on Thursday, as well as a presentation about our field work and the launch of the book!
Date: 24 November 2011
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Place: South Nation Conservation,
38 Victoria St.,
contact SNC: (877) 984-2948
contact Aleta Karstad (613) 299-3107
"Art & Science in the South Nation Watershed" is a full-colour book of paintings and journal from this fall's travels about eastern Ontario, enriched by 15 years of familiarity with the South Nation River watershed.
In the tradition of the Group of Seven but with the eye of a naturalist, Aleta Karstad paints the Canadian landscape "en plein air". This book showcases nineteen of her jewel-like paintings from the watershed of the South Nation River in easternmost Ontario. Each is accompanied by insightful and lyrical journal entries about the experience of making each painting and about the landscape and its plants and animals. While Aleta paints, her biologist husband, Fred Schueler, makes a scientific survey of the surrounding area, giving special attention to the interactions between native and invasive species. Together, this artist/biologist team works to increase public knowledge of not only the beauty of the landscape but also its biological health and the conservation measures suggested by their observations.
See Aleta's original paintings and have Aleta and Fred both autograph your copy of "Art & Science in the South Nation Watershed". The book can also be previewed and purchased online.
More of Aleta's paintings can be seen at aletakarstad.com