Pleasantville, N.Y. (2/5/16) - The Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve will host a special lecture by one of the artists featured in the gallery's climate-themed exhibit, "Climatic Visions." On Sunday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m., Melissa Fleming will present "The Art and Science of Climate Change." She will introduce the basic science of climate change and how artists from around the globe are reacting to its diverse impacts. The presentation will explore how art can enlighten the public and produce positive action solving these critical issues.

The "Climatic Visions" exhibition, which is currently on display at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, explores how the weather influences the creative sensitivity of artists in various environments and seasons in the natural world. In addition to Fleming, gallery artists include Jeffery Ben Berman, Cristina and Gianni Biaggi, Isabella Jacob and Doris Shepherd Wiese. The exhibition will be open through March 7.

The Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve is located at 125 Phelps Way (Route 117), Pleasantville, NY 10570. The gallery is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Preserve is one of 15 state parks, six historic sites and two golf courses administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Taconic Region. Visit the Preserve on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RockefellerSPP. For further information about the Preserve, visit www.nysparks.com/parks/59/details.aspx or www.friendsrock.org.

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Gallery Contact:
Audrey Leeds, Curator | proleeds@aol.com | 201-767-0582
State Parks Contact:
Chris Steber | Christopher.Steber@parks.ny.gov | (845) 889-3880