Twenty area artists captured the beauty and wonder of nature in works inspired by visits to area nature preserves.
“Artology: The Intersection of Art and Nature” opens Friday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. The exhibit runs through Oct. 24.
The show is a collaboration between the museum and ACRES Land Trust. Twenty artists were commissioned to create a piece of art inspired by a visit to an ACRES nature preserve. The result is an art show representing a variety of media and methods.
The exhibit has traveled to five cities in northeast Indiana since January. The art museum is the last stop on the tour. Five pieces are reserved for sale at the ACRES Blue Jean Gala on Oct. 2 in Roanoke (see details at right). All 20 pieces are for sale.
ACRES has 74 nature preserves in northeast Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, covering 4,600 acres. Founded in 1960, ACRES' goal is to preserve natural areas significant for their individual characteristics.