Daily Archives: December 6, 2010

Don’t Miss This: Scott Weidensaul Tonight

Don't forget:  Prize-winning nature author Scott Weidensaul 2 (med-res)Scott Weidensaul is giving a free talk, “Against All Odds – Miracles of Bird Migration,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst.

Directions to DeKorte are in the lefthand column of this blog.

The talk, hosted by N.J. MC and sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society, will take place in the Meadowlands Environment Center auditorium.

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration.

His talk will explore the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple ways that humans can help at a time when the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline.

To read a profile of Weidensaul in The South Bergenite, click here.

Flyway Gallery: December & January

De Mos Fashions in Red  The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery will host an exhibit of watercolors and pastels by local artist Mark de Mos and his students during December and January.

The show, “Mark de Mos and Friends,” runs from tomorrow, Dec. 7, to Friday, Jan. 28.

A reception for the artists is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12.

“My goal, as an artist, is to produce art that is alive, not static and that creates a drama, a feeling, a slice of life,” says De Mos, a Morristown resident. “As I paint I react to what is on the paper, and I can see the interesting color and tonal elements that will make it come to life.”

The exhibit features works by De Mos (above) and his students – Anita Adelman, Keiko Matsuura, Tomoko Sugihara, Myrle Scott, Dottie Glen, Jane Stein, Erola Pellegrino and Joy Xie.

De Mos is a member of several art associations, including the Allied Artists of America, the New Jersey Pastel Society and the Essex Watercolor Society.

Two more paintings, plus more info, follow.

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