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‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ to host Pop-up Art Studios

By Staff | Jun 19, 2019

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s artist “in residence” will take part in upcoming “Pop-up Art Studios” events at the Sanibel refuge in the coming weeks.

Working from his temporary studio at Blind Pass, wildlife artist Ed Anderson, from Boise, Idaho, has been conducting an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the refuge. The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is hosting the program as part of the refuge’s ongoing 75th anniversary celebration.

As Pop-up Art Studios, Anderson sets up on Wildlife Drive to sketch and interact with visitors on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the remaining dates are June 20, June 25 and 27.

On June 28, he will introduce participants to his style of extemporaneous art and travel journaling with a 10 a.m. briefing in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium. The program is free, but limited to the first 20 arrivals. Participants will receive a free journal to carry with them as they follow Anderson on an art and nature learning adventure along Indigo Trail to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk.

For more information about Anderson’s work, visit edandersonart.com.

To keep up to date on the refuge’s 75th anniversary celebration, visit ding75.org.

To sponsor events, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller at 239-472-1100 ext. 4 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org.