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barry van dusenAuthor and artist Barry Van Dusen was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts’s must-read authors of the year. Join Van Dusen for a presentation on his latest book, Finding Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Mass Audubon, via Zoom.

About The Book: Over the course of four-and-a-half years, nature artist Barry Van Dusen visited all 61 of Mass Audubon’s public wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, and museums, producing drawings and paintings at each location. Follow his travels and share in his adventures—from the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to the mountain peaks of the Berkshires. Learn about hatching turtles on Cape Cod, rare orchids in the Connecticut River Valley, and a bear encounter in a western Massachusetts forest.  Birders, naturalists, conservationists, gardeners, artists, art appreciators, and all outdoor folks will enjoy this presentation.

About The Author: Barry W. Van Dusen is an internationally recognized wildlife artist living in central Massachusetts. His articles and paintings have been featured in Bird Watcher’s DigestBirding, and Yankee magazines and he has illustrated a variety of natural history books and pocket guides in association with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In 1994 Barry was elected a full member of London’s Society of Wildlife Artists. His work has been exhibited regularly in the prestigious Birds in Art Exhibition (Wausau, Wisconsin) as well as in many galleries in the United States and Europe. At the invitation of the Artists for Nature Foundation, Barry has traveled to Spain, Ireland, England, Israel , India and Peru, working alongside other wildlife artists to raise money for conservation of threatened habitats. Learn more about Van Dusen HERE.

Presented in collaboration with a number of Massachusetts libraries.

Please register for this virtual event. You’ll receive the zoom link in the confirmation and reminder emails. Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516347530777/WN_1fcshIDoRDipgiXQtt6Abg

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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