An environmental perspective on the continent of Antarctica is on display at Ferris State University’s Fine Art Gallery and Card Wildlife Education Center with “Faces from the Southern Ocean” serving as their current display through Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Center and Gallery Director Carrie Weis said California-based visual artist J.J. L’Heureux has made 17 visits to Antarctica since 2000 to document the landscape, the continent’s creatures and ongoing efforts to establish human habitation there.
“L’Heureux’s work showcases the spectacular diversity of animals that make their home in this extreme climate,” Weis said. “In the CWEC, we also offer information on current ocean conditions and conservation efforts, with an emphasis on plastics found in that environment. J.J.’s images bring the wonder of the Antarctic to our community, making clear that though it is distant from where we are, our daily choices affect the delicate balance found at the southern end of our world.”
“Faces from the Southern Ocean” can be viewed in the Fine Art Gallery of the University Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the building closed on Saturdays in the summer. The Card Wildlife Education Center’s summer semester hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Card Center will be open on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, while the Fine Art Gallery will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5.
Anyone requiring assistance to view the exhibit in the Fine Art Gallery or CWEC is encouraged to call the Fine Art Gallery at (231) 591-2536, or to contact Weis by email.