Volcano Art Center will present the paintings of Big Island wildlife artist John D. Dawson in an exhibit titled “A Part of His Nature MMXII.”
The exhibition, on display from Aug. 4 through Sept. 16 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, features a natural history study of the park based on his 20 years of extensive research.
Over the last three decades, Dawson has completed major assignments and appeared in national publications for the National Geographic Society, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society, United Nations and the Imiloa Astronomy Center, among others.
Along with a stunning collection of art on display inside the renovated Kilauea Visitor Center, one of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series created for the United States Postal Service. The final installment of this series issued on Sept. 1, 2010 — a lively depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest — is a special reflection of the island beauty Dawson and his wife, Kathleen, have enjoyed as 20-year residents of Hilo.
The exhibition is free though park entrance fees apply. A gallery reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.
For more information, visit volcanoartcenter.org or call gallery Manager Emily Catey at 967-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.