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Focus on our national bird: Eagle photographs in Wurtsboro

June 30, 2011

WURTSBORO, NY — Fourth of July weekend is an ideal time to honor our national bird, and an exhibit in Wurtsboro will be doing just that. “Bald Eagles of New York State—Photographs by Gene Weinstein” will be presented at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, with an opening reception from 2 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Weinstein has been a resident of Sullivan County for over 57 years and is a former biology teacher and chairman of the science department at Monticello High School. After retiring from teaching in 1986, Weinstein continued his interest in wildlife photography. For the past 22 years he has been a volunteer bald eagle monitor for the Department of Environmental Conservation in the NYS Bald Eagle Restoration Project. His articles and photos have been published in publications as diverse as the AAA Car & Travel Magazine; and The New York Times.

The Wurtsboro Art Alliance is a non-profit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the regional area. Inquiries and new members are always welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, with an opening reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
WHERE: Wurtsboro Arts Alliance Gallery, 73 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, NY
COST: Free
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