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Holiday Open House – December 2nd

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

RTPI cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Guests will enjoy free admission into our current exhibits, programming by our staff, light refreshments, and they will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. There will also be silent auctions held for signed, limited-edition Roger Tory Peterson artist prints. This event is part of Swedish Christmas Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College.

RTPI is currently featuring Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration. This outstanding exhibit features over fifty works of art depicting birds, reflecting Neil Rizos’ life-long exploration of art and nature. Rizos works in a variety of media which include bronze sculptures, paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. Speaking of his work, Rizos says, “Birds are the starting point of my artistic journey.  Although the species are often recognizable, my purpose is not to copy appearances.  Rather, my intention is to make my personal, interior experience visible in a way that engages the viewer deeply; moving through form into that which cannot be grasped, only experienced.”  The pieces included in The Art of Exploration – on view through January 7th – are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for bird, art, or nature enthusiasts.  A visit to RTPI’s galleries during the Holiday Open House will also offer glimpses of many of Roger Tory Peterson’s original paintings, field guide plates, and other memorabilia from the Peterson collection.

Another incentive to visit during our Holiday Open House is to browse the wonderful array of new items featured in our museum store, such as holiday ornaments, limited-edition prints, local pottery, bird feeders, Charley Harper merchandise, and much more. You’re sure to find unique and inspiring gifts for everyone on your shopping list – ask us about gift wrapping!

We look forward to seeing you on December 2nd!