The “Capturing Nature in Westwood” art exhibit is currently being displayed at the Westwood Public Library through December 16th.
Students at Thurston Middle School and other members of the Westwood community created the art work to showcase the beauty of nature in Westwood. Some pieces in the exhibit include watercolor paintings, photography, and multimedia installations. Thurston Middle School art teachers assisted by assigning projects intended for display to their students.
The library celebrated the opening of the gallery on October 27th.
The Westwood Land Trust, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that works to preserve and protect open land in Westwood, is sponsoring the exhibit.
Cheri Hurley, a member of the Board of the Westwood Land Trust and the coordinator of the Capturing Nature in Westwood exhibit, stated that the main goal of the event is to create awareness about the beauty of the nature in Westwood and the work of the WLT.
“Westwood is such a great location, and it’s really important to us that we impress upon the members of our community- especially children – the importance of preservation,” Hurley said.
By raising funds to protect Westwood land, WLT been able to preserve over 215 acres of open land.
Hurley also credits the “Capturing Nature in Westwood” exhibit with showcasing the talent in Westwood and with helping bring the community together for a common goal: upholding the beauty of Westwood.
Everyone is welcome to visit and admire the artwork.