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Anderson exhibition opens at refuge

By Staff | Mar 4, 2020
PHOTO PROVIDED Ed Anderson speaks at his exhibit's opening at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
PHOTO PROVIDED Artist Ed Anderson took inspiration from cartoonist “Ding” Darling and the studio where he once worked on Captiva, now part of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artists in Residence program.
PHOTO PROVIDED Ed Anderson's exhibit is on display at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Idaho wildlife artist Ed Anderson kicked off the 75th anniversary celebration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge last summer with an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program, in which he gathered inspiration during daily visits to the Sanibel refuge. The results of the inspiration – about a dozen paintings and art journal entries – are now on exhibit in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium. An opening reception was held on Feb. 25 with an appearance by Anderson, including a “live paint” performance. The exhibition will be on display through April 24. Admission to the center is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.