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Museum goes “wild”

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The Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville will go “Wild!” later this week, featuring astounding wildlife art. Opening on January 31, artworks by nine selected regional wildlife artists and photographers will be on display, along with art by local school students. Professional artists to be featured are
Ronnie Barnes – painter – Choudrant
Emily Caldwell – painter & sculptor – West Monroe
Cory Carlson – painter – Ruston
David Chrisman – taxidermist – Spearsville
David Hood – wood carver – Homer
Richard Lowery – photographer – Downsville
Reggie McLeroy – painter – Ruston
Charles Paxton – photographer and videographer – Farmerville
Burg Ransom – photographer – Monroe

Several associated events are being planned along with the art exhibit, which also will feature a 30-minute video about regional wildlife by Charles Paxton. Artworks will be on display until March 17. Exhibit hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Special times can be arranged for group visits. For more information, call 318-348-2005 or visit http://www.unionmuseumofhistoryandart.org. The museum is located at 116 N. Main Street, Farmerville.

Wait, there are alligators, too…

Kelby Ouchley, noted local wildlife biologist and author, will speak on the topic of American alligators on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the museum.

Ouchley penned a book on the subject in 2013 titled, “American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World“. The talk is the first of several events in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit of art by nine regional wildlife artists.

Don’t miss it.

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