Hines Exhibit Ends At RTPI Sunday

Through Sunday, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is hosting the exhibit, “Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist.”

The exhibit celebrates the life work of one of the great wildlife artists and illustrators of the 20th century and is presented in collaboration with Dr. John Juriga of Elmira, a Hines scholar and biographer.

Bob Hines (1912-1994) is known for his work in developing the federal Duck Stamp program, which has generated more than $700 million to protect habitat for migratory waterfowl. He was a nationally recognized wildlife artist whose work became a crucial factor in a wave of interest in nature and conservation. Like Roger Tory Peterson, Hines helped educate a public eager to see, understand, and protect the environment.

The exhibit takes the visitor on a tour of Hines’s lifework from his start as a conservation illustrator in Ohio through a long and storied career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which included working closely with legendary 20th century scientist and conservationist Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring helped usher in the modern environmental movement.

The exhibit is a must-see for anyone interested in the federal Duck Stamp program, nature-inspired art and illustration, environmental history, or art history and appreciation.

The Peterson Institute also is featuring a Columbian Mammoth excavated in Randolph as well as selections from the life work of Roger Tory Peterson. The institute is located at 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, and is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 665-2473 or visit www.rtpi.org.