RAL offers conservation-themed evening with exhibit curator Plowman

As part of the ongoing “Wetlands and Waterways” exhibition, on display through May 8, at the Rehoboth Art League, on Friday, April 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Rehoboth Art League will host “An Evening with Terry Plowman.”

The program will be an open discussion by some of the participating artists about their work, and also on local and regional conservation efforts and concerns by the artists, Plowman and representatives from MERR (Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute) and the Ward Museum.

“Terry Plowman, the publisher and editor of Delaware Beach Life magazine, played an integral part in our current five sub-exhibitions under the theme ‘Wetlands and Waterways,’” said RAL exhibitions director Jay Pastore.

“Not only did Terry curate the photographers and their works, he also suggested that we reach out to MERR, located in Lewes, Del., to educate the public of their conservation efforts and to support their mission.”

MERR is a non-profit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles. They are on call 24/7 to provide emergency response to stranded whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles.

They contribute research that provides information on the threatened and endangered marine species, and both educational and outreach programs to thousands of people each year. The Rehoboth Art League and many of the artists taking part in the exhibition are contributing a portion of their sales to MERR.

A representative from the Ward Museum, in Salisbury, Md., will also be on hand. The Ward Museum is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and promoting wildfowl art and related materials, and interpreting their significance through educational programs and publications. Many of the artists taking part in this exhibition are also involved in other local and regional conservation efforts as well. The event is both free and open to the public.

For additional information on the art league, its classes, events and exhibitions, visit the website at rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408.