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Peter Gerakaris (United States, b. 1981), Caravan (Owl), 2012. Oil on canvas. 84 x 84 inches. Purchased with funds generously donated by Adrienne and John Mars, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Peter Gerakaris. M2016.042

For Which it Stands: Art and Conservation

April 5, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


What role do the arts play in advancing conversations about the environment and conservation? What defines the tradition of Wildlife Art and how is the field changing with the advent of social media? And how do we educate the next generation about the importance of protecting the health of our natural resources? Next up in our ongoing series we’ll address these and other questions with ornithologists, conservationists, and artists.

Free | Advanced registration required

The program is made possible by the generous support of Art Bridges and The Loutrel. 


Mary Edna Fraser is a celebrated contemporary artist whose work is included in the Gibbes Museum’s permanent collection. Charleston-based, she works primarily in batik and oils, communicating messages of conservation and stewardship.

Isaiah Scott is a Cornell ornithology student and natural history illustrator, known on Instagram by his over 40,000 followers as @ikesbirdinghikes. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Don and Virginia Eckelberry Endowment. His goal is to research and illustrate a cultural and field guide to the historic Gullah Geechee Culture Heritage Corridor.

Jessie White is the South Coast Office Director of the Coastal Conservation League. The Coastal Conservation League works to protect the health of the natural resources of the South Carolina coastal plain and ensure a high quality of life for all of the people who live there. Jessie joined in March 2020 after seven years with the South Carolina Environmental Law Project. She grew up in Charlottesville, VA and attended the University of Virginia, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Thought and Practice and Psychology before pursuing her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She enjoys cooking, traveling, kayaking, spending time with her dog, and enjoying the great outdoors.