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Past Exhibit

Urban Carnivores

August 7, 2012 – September 16, 2012

Featuring: Barry Rowan

About Urban Carnivores

Urban Carnivores is an extension of the work being done by researcher Laurel Serieys on the health of bobcats living on the fringes of our metropolis. Taken by  photographer Barry Rowan in a Goleta park, the series of images featured in Urban Carnivores follows a bobcat and her two young offspring over the course of several months.  Together, Laurel and Barry hope to bring attention to the bobcat crisis and gain support in mitigating human impact on bobcats.

What you can do to help:

  • Report sick or dead bobcats
  • Respect the wildlife--don't feed, water, or approach animals in the wild
  • Don't use poisons
  • To find out more or to directly support Urban Carnivores, please visit

    Listen to an interview with Laurel Serieys

    About Laurel Serieys

    Bio coming soon.

    About Barry Rowan

    Ever since Barry Rowan received his first camera from his aunt and uncle, he has been passionate about documenting the world around him, to holding a special fascination for the natural world. Barry, who grew up in Pennsylvania, had his own darkroom in high school and used a simple film SLR with one lens, which he upgraded to a nicer body early in college. It was during his college years he developed his photographic eye and began to take photography seriously. After college, he moved to Santa Barbara for grad school and was transfixed by the natural beauty of both the local area and the iconic National Parks. This led to a phase of shooting with a focus on landscape photography, which held his attention until the advent of digital SLRs. This new technology inspired him to do more, at which point he expanded his work to include wildlife photography. His love for both keep him working and Barry continues to learn about and photograph the natural world around him.

    Watch the Installation of Urban Carnivores

    Urban Carnivores Events

    Reception: August 11, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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    The G2 Gallery is free and open to the public. Admission to special events, including artist receptions, is $10 at the door and will directly support environmental charities.