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Rare Wildlife Revealed at Salmagundi Club

April 3 - April 7, 2017


Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition made its New York City debut at the historic Salmagundi Club during the week of April 2-8, 2017. Nestled in Greenwich Village, the Salmagundi Club is one of the country's oldest organizations serving artists. While the exhibition highlights Fiorentino's evocative watercolors of the metropolitan area's impressive diversity of wildlife, the Salmagundi Club building - the last surviving brownstone on lower Fifth Avenue and a historic landmark - is worth a visit for its distinctive architecture and art.

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Nationally celebrated artist James Fiorentino has been celebrated for his iconic paintings of New York sports icons like Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, and Odell Beckham, Jr. Mr. Fiorentino returned to New York City with a new muse for his prodigious talents – the vulnerable, often-overlooked wildlife of the metropolitan area.

“In this bustling metropolitan area, it is all too easy to overlook the wildlife that shares our cities and suburbs – yet New York City is blessed with an inspiring ‘Noah’s Ark’ of rare wildlife,” says Conserve Wildlife Foundation Executive Director and wildlife author David Wheeler. “From peregrine falcons and bald eagles to diamondback terrapins and sea horses, New York is home to extraordinary wildlife that has found a way to adapt to life in the city. We are so grateful that James Fiorentino has placed his artistic focus on these species. His evocative watercolor portraits bring the wildlife to life on the canvas.”

Image of Artist James Fiorentino with CWF Board Member Janice Haggerty.Zoom+ Artist James Fiorentino with CWF Board Member Janice Haggerty.

Mr. Fiorentino’s watercolor paintings depict some of the New York metropolitan area’s most endangered and vulnerable species. On April 4, a free opening reception featured a number of wildlife biologists joining the artist in engaging visitors to the show about the diverse wildlife species that call New York City and surrounding areas home – many of which are featured in Mr. Fiorentino’s realistic portraits.

  • Little brown bats can be found in Central Park, while peregrine falcons and ospreys can be seen soaring over Jamaica Bay.
  • Piping plovers migrate to Rockaway Beach, while harbor seals sunbathe on Orchard Beach.
  • Humpback whales are spotted along the shoreline in Brooklyn and Queens, while box turtles can be found at Clay Pit Ponds on Staten Island.

“James Fiorentino’s artwork shows a mastery of technique with a creative flair to engage every viewer with an intimate perspective of wildlife,” says Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury. “In addition, this artwork helps to further the progress in educating the public to the necessary conservation of our environment and its inhabitants. We are pleased to have him as a member of Salmagundi and to celebrate his exhibit Rare Wildlife Revealed.”


Multimedia of Photo Gallery from Rare Wildlife Revealed at Salmagundi Club: Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition made its New York City debut at the historic Salmagundi Club during the week of April 2-8, 2017. Nestled in Greenwich Village, the Salmagundi Club is one of the country's oldest organizations serving artists. While the exhibition highlights Fiorentino's evocative watercolors of the metropolitan area's impressive diversity of wildlife, the Salmagundi Club building - the last surviving brownstone on lower Fifth Avenue and a historic landmark - is worth a visit for its distinctive architecture and art.

Photo Gallery from Rare Wildlife Revealed at Salmagundi Club

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition made its New York City debut at the historic Salmagundi Club during the week of April 2-8, 2017. Nestled in Greenwich Village, the Salmagundi Club is one of the country's oldest organizations serving artists. While the exhibition highlights Fiorentino's evocative watercolors of the metropolitan area's impressive diversity of wildlife, the Salmagundi Club building - the last surviving brownstone on lower Fifth Avenue and a historic landmark - is worth a visit for its distinctive architecture and art.


PRESS RELEASE

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  • Omni Distribution, LLC
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation
  • Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
  • Somerset Patriots

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