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Wildling Museum: Wildlife on the Edge and Oceano Dunes Exhibits

Wildling-Museum of Art and Nature
Start Date:
December 8 @ 11:00 am
End Date:
December 8 @ 4:00 pm
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

Wildlife on the Edge: Hilary Baker

2022 fall exhibition, on view through- March 6, 2023.

‘Wildlife on the Edge’ features new and recent acrylic paintings from Hilary Baker’s ‘Predators’ series alongside a new series of animal portraits on birch wood. From a group of common pigeons to an elusive cougar, Baker’s subjects make themselves at home in urban locales inspired by Los Angeles landmarks past and present.

Coupled with Baker’s alternatingly bright and moody color palette, viewers are provided a fanciful peek into the secret lives of their wild neighbors, often hidden in plain view.

The exhibition will also include video and photography highlighting native wildlife in the urban landscape, providing local context for creatures who make the Central Coast home, and exploring California wildlife crossings such as the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing currently underway at Liberty Canyon. A resource table will also offer visitors a chance for reflection with recent news on efforts to improve wildlife habitats and how the public can better coexist with animals in an increasingly modern landscape.

Oceano Dunes

Central Coast photographer Bob Canepa

Traverse the sand dunes with Central Coast photographer Bob Canepa in the Wildling Museum’s new Valley Oak Gallery exhibition.

The unique terrain of the Oceano Dunes has served as a wealth of inspiration for Canepa, who has visited these dunes weekly for years. From sweeping vistas of light and shadow to grains of sand caught in dewy moisture, Canepa has surveyed these weather-sculpted dunes from a range of perspectives, always finding something new in the shifting landscape.

Central Coast sand dunes and wetlands also serve as valuable habitat for many different species of native plants and animals, including the threatened western snowy plover.

Through his vision, Canepa aims to inspire others to help preserve these majestic and environmentally significant sand dunes for future generations.

Grateful thanks to exhibition sponsors Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and donors to the Patti Jacquemain Exhibition Fund.

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