“Solitude” by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.
After a thirty-year career as an award-winning biology teacher at Seaside High School, Neal Maine became the first executive director of North Coast Land Conservancy, which he co-founded in 1986. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images, a partnership with Michael Wing, dedicated to raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests. Their photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands and forest systems.
Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat, while Michael’s specialty is capturing action images that illustrates the dynamic nature of coastal wildlife. PacificLight Images is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity.
Copyright © Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images
And, too, as always and forever, 100% profits from the Fairweather Gallery sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal. For more info, go to NCLCtrust.org
Neal Maine lectures at Fairweather’s about the shape and color study in the art titled “Solitude”.
SAVE the date and time!
October 6, 5-7:PM
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway Street
Opening reception for Exploring New Surfaces, an exhibition curated by Agnes Field, Astoria based artist with a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University. The work included in this exhibit use either new materials or methods and techniques to amplify the meaning in the content of their art. Adding or embedding new materials to the surface creates surprise, and occasionally, deeper interpretation and understanding of the subject. The exhibit will include Leah Kohlenberg and Kathy Moberg and Carmela Newstead.
Habitat lecture by naturalist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.
Live music by Shirley 88.
Light bites and beverages.