Featured Artist and Evening Speaker at AMC Highland Center

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center, in Bretton Woods, NH, will host an opening for photographer Brooks Mathewson’s beautiful new exhibit, entitled “From Waders to Warblers: A Photographic Celebration of Birds” on Saturday, October 6th. Starting at 4:30pm, we’ll serve complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the exhibit hall in the Crawford Notch Dining Room, and beverages will be available to purchase. Starting at 6:00pm, we’ll be offering a buffet dinner, including adult and kid friendly options at reasonable rates.

Earlier in the week, Brooks will be giving a lecture entitled “Return of the Raptors” on Thursday October 4th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm and a lecture entitled “Fall Bird Migration” on Friday, October 5th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm at the AMC’s Highland Center.

Brooks Mathewson holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Forest Science from Harvard University. His research on the distribution and relative abundance of terrestrial salamanders has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Brooks’ photography has appeared in the Boston Globe as well as magazines, scientific journals, textbooks, and field guides. In addition his work is exhibited and sold at galleries, museums, Audubon Sanctuaries, and National Wildlife Refuges throughout New England. Brooks has given lectures on songbird migration, breeding bird biology, and forest ecology at Harvard Forest, Arnold Arboretum, Holy Cross, Boston Nature Center, Newton Free Library, Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge, and many private organizations. To view more of his work, schedule a talk, or make a purchase of a print or a set of ecologically themed fine art note cards please visit his website: http://www.AvianArtImages.com.

Here’s what Brooks says about his work: “As an ecologist and an artist my goal in avian photography is to express statements about the biology of my subjects while creating an inspirational image. The great nineteenth century naturalist John Burroughs said, “To learn something new, take the path you took yesterday”. This statement applies to both understanding biological truths and gaining an appreciation of the changes in the quality and nature of light so critical in creating interesting photography. Through intense study of the same forests, salt marshes, and barrier beaches in all seasons over many years it is my goal to assemble a body of photographic work that provides a comprehensive artistic visual narrative conveying the great diversity of migratory and resident avian life contained within these ecosystems.”

For more information about the opening or evening presentations, call (603) 278-4453.

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