Art with an important opportunity

By Riverine Herald

PEOPLE are being encouraged to attend an exhibition today for The Love of Nature.

Strathallan Landcare Group is hosting the event which will feature 60 pieces depicting threatened species.

President Veronica Groat said she had been blown away by the art submitted.

‘‘We’ve got an eclectic mix — a bit of everything,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve even got a quilt from Pyramid Hill so we’ve covered all mediums. We’re really proud it.’’

Mrs Groat said she hoped the exhibition would get people talking about endangered species.

‘‘We’re so lucky to have three different glider types in this area,’’ Mrs Groat said.

In the whole of Australia there’s six different species of gliders.

Of the six, the region has three — the squirrel glider, sugar glider and the feathertail glider which is small enough to fit in your hand and rarely seen.

Campaspe Shire mayor Adrian Weston will open the exhibition at the Alton Gallery at 4pm.

After exhibiting in Echuca, the show will travel to surrounding towns.

It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and will run for the month of June.

For information, phone Veronica on 54849293.