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Posts by Melanie Smith

Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

This gorgeous sculpture  – entitled “Marbled Godwits” by Neil Rizos –  is the recent winner of both The Allied Artists of America Marilyn Newmark Award and the American Plains Artists Sculpture Award. Of his creation, Rizos wrote: “Marbled Godwits are large cinnamon-colored shorebirds that nest on the northern Great Plains in summer.  When they leave the prairies, they migrate to coastal regions from Virginia to Texas and from Oregon to Mexico. They feed in shallow water along the shoreline or on tidal mudflats, probing deeply with their long up-curved bills. This sculpture...

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Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Visit RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor and take 20% OFF the entire selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, bird feeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm today through Saturday for your last minute holiday shopping...

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“January Thaw – Adirondacks” by Neil Rizos

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

Give the gift of original art this holiday season! The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration” are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for art or nature enthusiasts! Shown here: “January Thaw – Adirondacks”; oil on canvas 9″ x 12″ $1150. Preview Rizos’ work and view prices here:...

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Celebrate the Holidays on the Wild Side!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

Celebrate the Holidays on the Wild Side!

Come on down to RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor as you browse the selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, birdfeeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. We will be closed 12/24-12/26 and 12/31-01/02 to celebrate the holidays with our...

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Chickadee and Milkweed

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Chickadee and Milkweed

The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos:The Art of Exploration” – including this drypoint print of a Black-capped Chickadee – are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for bird, art, or nature enthusiasts! Of this piece, Rizos wrote: “I’ve stayed away from this bird as a subject because it is so cute that almost any image would be appealing no matter the quality or lack of quality of the design. But then I saw this bird on a dried milkweed and the similarity of shapes, sizes and values between the bird and the plant gave me the...

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