Exhibit and reception at Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Now through May 25, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute at 311 Curtis St. Jamestown is hosting an important exhibition of nature and conservation art ever assembled. The exhibit, titled “Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist”, celebrates the life work of one of the great wildlife artists and illustrators of the 20th century. It takes the visitor on a tour of Hines’ lifework from his start as a conservation illustrator in Ohio through a long and storied career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which included working closely with legendary 20th century scientist and conservationist Rachel Carson, whose book “Silent Spring” helped usher in the modern environmental movement.

A public reception will be held March 14 at 7 p.m. featuring a program by Bob Hines’ biographer John Juriga of Elmira.

Bob Hines is well known for his work in developing the federal Duck Stamp program, which has generated over 700 million dollars to protect habitat for migratory waterfowl. Hines was a pioneer of the American conservation movement.