September 6, 2012

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Artist in Residence wins poster competition

Aaron Yount, artwork, “Ice Tracker” was recently selected to be the poster for 2012 Wolf Awareness Week by the Timber Wolf Alliance. Presently, Yount is the Marijane Singer Artist-in-Residence at the Hiram Blauvelt Art museum.

Wolf Awareness Week is a collaborative effort between The North Lakeland Discovery Center and the Timber Wolf Alliance held every third week of October 14th – 20th, 2012. During this time, wildlife organizations around the country work together to get out information out about the wolf, which is known as charismatic and often misunderstood species.

“This prestige recognition is a testament that we have great talent here at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.” – James Bellis, Museum Board President

“I hope to bring attention to wildlife and their worlds so people will notice and appreciate their individuality.” – A.Y.

Aaron Yount is an artist who works in a realistic style to depict wildlife and their habitats. Through his work, Aaron strives to establish an intimate connection between the viewer and his subjects. His residency has brought fresh appeal to the museum’s ongoing efforts to promote wildlife conservation and habitat protection.

Aaron has works in galleries and private collections throughout the United States. He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Illinois Art League, Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Parklands Foundation. Aaron participates in local and national group shows and has hosted several one-man shows – captivating audiences wherever his work is shown.

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