Thursday, June 20, 2024

Nature's Window Museum debuts art exhibit showcasing Eastern Washington landscapes

Nature's Window Museum Gallery in Chelan features an upcoming exhibit of Don Nutt's dramatic landscape paintings of eastern Washington, along with taxidermy sculptures from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibit opens on May 31 and runs through June 30 at the Wildlife and Natural History Museum.
Nature's Window Museum Gallery in Chelan features an upcoming exhibit of Don Nutt's dramatic landscape paintings of eastern Washington, along with taxidermy sculptures from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibit opens on May 31 and runs through June 30 at the Wildlife and Natural History Museum.
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CHELAN—The Nature's Window Museum in Chelan will unveil a new exhibit on May 31 featuring the dramatic landscape paintings of award-winning artist Don Nutt. The exhibit runs through June 30 and marks the first rotating show in the museum's 2024 art gallery program.

Nutt, based in Coulee City, is known for his intense and vivid oil and watercolor depictions of the diverse natural beauty in eastern Washington. His work captures the grandeur of the Grand Coulee as well as the forests, streams and wildlife of the Cascade Mountains.

"I am inspired by the majestic grandeur of the Grand Coulee in which I live, as well as the forests and streams of the Cascade Mountains and the wildlife that occupy this magnificent wilderness," said Nutt. "I feel extremely fortunate to reside in an area with such an amazing visual assortment within a few hours' drive."

Founded in 2019 by Shannon and Cris Kollmeyer, the Nature's Window Museum is an education center for wildlife conservation. Its 9,000-square-foot facility houses over 140 taxidermied animal and bird species in lifelike dioramas. The museum's permanent collection also includes wildlife sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media artworks.

"We are pleased to unveil a vivid selection of Don Nutt's paintings in the Nature's Window art gallery with other sculptures and pieces that are part of the museum's permanent collection," said Cris Kollmeyer. "Everyone is invited to the complimentary opening reception May 31 from 4 -- 7 p.m."

The Nature's Window Museum is located at 21285 Highway 97A in Chelan and is open Wednesday through Sunday until October. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-16, and free for kids under 5. More information can be found at www.natureswindowmuseum.com or by calling 509-670-8081.

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