Title: Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands Exhibit at RMSC Cumming Nature Center Celebrates Regional Natural Science Illustrators
Location: 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512
Dates: Exhibit on display December 28–May 4 during regular CNC hours 9am–3:30pm, Wednesday–Friday and 9am–4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday
Admission: Free. CNC requests donations of $3 per person for general public and $10 per family
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Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands Exhibit at RMSC Cumming Nature Center Celebrates Regional Natural Science Illustrators
ROCHESTER, NY—A new exhibit at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC) showcases the fine work of regional artists and illustrators. Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands, previously on display at Cornell University, opens Saturday, December 28, 2013 and remains on display through Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the CNC Hurst Gallery.
In an array of work created by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI), Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands demonstrates the principal task of the science illustrator—to create accurate renderings of scientific subjects. In this exhibit, nearly forty scientific illustrations of birds, turtles, plants and other natural subjects found among the freshwater wetlands of Upstate New York and the Adirondacks are depicted in both traditional and digital formats. These illustrations precisely show proportions, coloration and anatomy of a subject. They communicate complex descriptive information in an aesthetically appealing way and aid the viewer by providing intricate detail. In addition to the artwork, a variety of taxidermy wildlife will be on display.
Successful illustrators are versatile in more than one technique or medium. Along with skills in traditional techniques like drawing, watercolor, acrylics, inks and oils, a working knowledge of computer graphics programs and digital techniques is important in today's marketplace. Illustrations can be created entirely in traditional or digital format, or blend both techniques.
Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands is open during regular CNC hours: 9am–3:30pm, Wednesday–Friday and 9am–4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday. Admission to Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands is free. The CNC requests donations of $3 per person for the general public and $10 per family. RMSC members visit free. The CNC is located just south of Rochester, near Naples, NY. For directions, visit www.rmsc.org.
The GNSI is a nonprofit organization, founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, of persons employed or genuinely interested in the field of natural science illustration. It maintains and encourages high standards of competence and professional ethics by increasing communication among its members, and assisting others who are preparing to enter the profession. The Guild provides opportunities for professional and scholarly development, and seeks to promote understanding of the profession among the general public and potential clients requiring the services of natural science illustrators.
For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs, RMSC at 585.697.1944 or email@example.com.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.