Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature

November 5 - 23, 2014

The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will host a benefit art exhibition and sale titled Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature beginning Nov. 7 and running through Nov. 23 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy St. Forty-four local artists were juried into the show, which features the native flora, fauna and landscapes of North Central Texas. Proceeds from exhibition sales will benefit the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in its efforts to restore the historic Broadview overlook, which the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed in the 1930s.

“The ‘Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature’ art show represents the culmination of a tremendous year honoring the 50th anniversary of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge,” said Rick Shepherd, Friends board member and immediate past president. “We hope that this will prove to be the inaugural event of an annual show, presenting even more art from our talented local artists.”

The public is invited to an exclusive evening reception to meet the artists on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased securely on the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge website.

About the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is a hidden wilderness composed of forests, prairies and wetlands reminiscent of how the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex once looked in its natural state. Replete with native flora and fauna, the Nature Center is a division of the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, and at 3,621 acres, is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. More than 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to the natural wonders of the refuge, and the FWNC&R offers a variety of education program hikes for individuals, schools and families. Additional financial support is provided by the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. For more information, visit www.fwnaturecenter.org.