A Wild Partnership Aims To Help New Jersey’s Imperiled Species

Conserve Wildlife Foundation teams up with New Jersey artist James Fiorentino on traveling art exhibition centered on our state's rare species.


Photo credit: James Fiorentino

For the next three years, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) will partner with Jersey-born painter James Fiorentino for a wildlife art exhibition.

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition,” to feature 25 watercolor paintings of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened species, aims to raise funds and awareness about the state’s most vulnerable critters.

Well-known for his depictions of sports celebrities, Fiorentino says he’s excited to highlight the species he grew up spotting.

“It’s all around probably one of the coolest projects I’ve done… because it’s home,” he says. “Even from a visual standpoint, it’s a really pretty show because there are so many different colors and animals.”

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Fiorentino’s original art, giclées—or high-end reproductions of his works—and a related book on the exhibition, with a forward by former Governor Tom Kean, will be donated to CWF.

While the exhibition will open at the D&R Greenway Land Trust on September 6, a kickoff event will take place at that location in Princeton on September 30.

The show schedule is as follows:

September 6—October 16
* Opening Reception September 30 *
D&R Greenway Land Trust
1 Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

November 1—January 14
* Opening Reception: November 4 *
Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
5 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

January 17—February 28 
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

More dates to be added as announced.

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