25th annual PGC Wildlife Art Show set for Aug. 6-8

Harrisburg
— The Pennsylvania Game
Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area visitor center
will feature hundreds of original paintings and fine-art prints
from some of the best-known wildlife artists in the state during
its annual Wildlife Art Show from Aug. 6-8. 

 

The show is free, and
the hours are: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and
Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

In
addition to the artists’ sales, the show will offer tickets for $2
each or three for $5 to win a selection of artwork in a drawing
that will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8.  Proceeds from the
drawing will benefit The Wildlands Preservation Fund land
acquisition program. 

“Just as
important as having the chance to win a unique piece of artwork is
knowing that your contribution will be making it possible for
important wildlife habitat to be purchased and preserved through
the Wildlands Preservation Fund,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission
executive director.

 

“It’s a great
opportunity for any wildlife enthusiast who also appreciates
wildlife art.”

The Game
Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center
is along Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville,
Lebanon County.

The
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is a special tract owned and
set aside by the Game Commission for the protection, propagation,
management, preservation and controlled harvest of
wildlife.

 

This area of more than
5,000 acres provides habitat for waterfowl, forest wildlife and
farmland wildlife and includes a 400-acre shallow water lake and 70
additional acres of impoundment.

Visitors
to the wildlife area can see a variety of wildlife, including bald
eagles, and from late February to late March can be fortunate to
witness and photograph the flocks of beautiful snow geese and
tundra swans that stop in Pennsylvania during
migration.

 

Contact the Middle
Creek Visitor’s Center at 717-733-1512 for more
information.

 

Categories: Pennsylvania – Jeff Mulhollem

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