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Elegant Beauty: Five Millennia in the Making Opens

July 5, 2017

An exhibition of art inspired by the wild spaces at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. 


There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Lord Byron  


What is it in Nature that evokes the emotional response within us of a work of art? At SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve, we seek to engender an emotional bond between our community and the green spaces we preserve. This multi-media art exhibition inspired by the wild beauty of the Nature Preserve explores this bond. Immerse yourself in the photography, collage, painting, and sculpture that make up this unique collection of art and take a walk through the historic Shadow Lake Bog, to see the natural space that inspired the works.

This diverse collection allows visitors to view the Nature Preserve’s grounds through the eyes of local artists. Come explore the ways that SHADOW’s distinct ecology has influenced South King County culture and keep in mind that this wetland complex has been forming since the last ice age!

Works will hang for sale in SHADOW’s Ritcher Education Center from July 5th – September 15th. The Collection is available for view by appointment and during regularly scheduled SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve programming.


Shadow Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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