JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
The seminal art of a revered American painter is coming to life at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach.
Beginning on Jan. 18, the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will have a fundraiser focused around the “Audubon Centennial Edition,” a masterful reproduction of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The art show and sale will take place at the park, which is on Jack Nicklaus Drive north of the stretch of Singer Island condos, and south of the development of Lost Tree Village.
Robert Hall, president of Zebra Publishing in West Palm Beach, is the creator of the “Audubon Centennial Edition” a project that’s been in the works since 2005. Hall, a nationally acclaimed Audubon authority, embarked on the project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Audubon Society.
Zebra Publishing meticulously completed 200 images set of Audubon’s 435 prized prints depicting life-size avifauna in North America. Fifty of the 200 sets will be sold as complete collector suites, featuring every image, and the remaining 150 will be sold individually.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the collection will benefit the Natural Science Education Fund of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park.
“We are so excited and honored to host this beautiful collection,” said Cheryl Houghtelin, executive director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park. “Proceeds from any prints sold will go toward educating future generations and help carry out the Audubon Society’s mission of conserving our ecosystems.”
Clients of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities are sure to find a print with which to decorate their southeast Florida waterfront homes. Many of the species Audubon painted prior to his death in 1851 are waterbirds, including the roseate spoonbill and the white pelican, and can be seen in canals and estuaries throughout northern Palm Beach County.