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Fluid Dynamics Reincarnated

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Fluid Dynamics Reincarnated

An elegant sculpture entitled “Well-Feathered Arrow” by Dale Weiler is currently on view in our new exhibition, “The Weilers Evolution; A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”. But this lovely piece is actually a reincarnation of the original piece entitled “Fluid Dynamics” that was intended to be debuted here as part of the Society of Animal Artists Show in 2015! Unfortunately (or fortunately), the original sculpture was damaged during shipment. Upon its return, the artist found that it could not only be repaired but also improved! In the words of the artist, “The new sculpture has an even...

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The Historic Sporting Art of M.C. Weiler

Posted by on May 4, 2017

The Historic Sporting Art of M.C. Weiler

Artist Dale Weiler wrote in a recent article about his father’s art: “Do you remember way back when the sporting magazines had bright, flashy paintings for their covers and illustrations? I always looked forward to seeing the newest edition of “Sports Afield”, “Field & Stream” and “Outdoor Life”. To stare in awe at the bigger-than-life rendering splashed across the cover was always exhilarating to me, especially when I knew my father’s painting was the monthly feature.” Our current exhibition, “The Weiler’s Evolution; A Father and Son’s Artistic...

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Sneak Peek: “The Weiler’s Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

Sneak Peek: “The Weiler’s Evolution: A Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”

The image shown here depicts a still life painting and a shorebird sculpture, both part of a special series of pieces created by artist Dale Weiler. Dale explains: “I wanted to pay homage to my father for the artistic gift he passed along to me. I chose to recreate two of his still lifes painted for a Winchester Press Publication, “Classic Shorebird Decoys”. For this book, my father painted 24 magnificent watercolors of classic shorebirds carved by the most notable bird carvers of the late 19th and early 20th century.” These, along with many more of Dale’s...

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Artist’s Workshop with Robin Brickman on March 18th

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Artist’s Workshop with Robin Brickman on March 18th

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) is pleased to present a workshop with illustrator Robin Brickman on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  This talented artist will deliver a visual presentation sharing her process for illustrating the book Leaflets Three, Let it Be!, which features her work entitled Baby Opossum and Insects in the Fall, currently on view in Focus on Nature XIV at RTPI. Following Brickman’s presentation, participants will enjoy creating a small, three-dimensional paper sculpture of their own using Robin’s cut and sculpted paper techniques.  This hands-on...

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Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Roger Tory Peterson’s obsession with birds prompted a lifelong interest in photography – what better way to capture fleeting encounters with his feathered fascinations? The following photograph depicts a 4×5″ Auto-Graflex camera of the type that Roger Tory Peterson utilized to photograph birds in his early career. Below that is a photo of a young Peterson in the field with his photographic tools. Over the course of his lifetime, Peterson amassed a collection of some one-million photographs; most of these reside in the RTPI archives as 35mm transparencies. ~ Learn it, Love it,...

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