Venice, CA – On January 14, The G2 Gallery will unveil two new exhibits, “The Gottlieb Native Garden” and “National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii.”

“The Gottlieb Native Garden” celebrates the backyard garden of G2 Gallery owners Susan and Dan Gottlieb, and Susan’s new book: The Gottlieb Native Garden: A California Love Story. Susan and Dan’s photos reveal an urban oasis in Beverly Hills, which is a Xerces Society-designated Pollinator Habitat and an official National Wildlife Federation Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. The exhibit underscores the need to incorporate California native and drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and to garden for wildlife, while the book documents the evolution of Susan’s garden, from an ivy-covered hillside to an environmental laboratory. The New York Times covered Susan and her yard in 2008 before it was fully mature: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/garden/25wildlife.html.

Coming on the heels of the highly successful “100 Years of National Parks” series, “National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii” explores the national treasures of our country’s furthest states with photographs of burning volcanoes, majestic moose, tranquil beaches and dense glaciers. The country’s geographic range is showcased in the works of 20 artists, including renowned photographers Robert Glenn Ketchum and Art Wolfe along with emerging artists Tin Man Lee, a biomedical engineer with a passion for landscape and wildlife photography, and Adhika Lie, an aerospace engineer returning to his childhood interest in nature photography.

Featured Artists in “National Parks of Alaska and Hawaii”:
Carl Battreall, Kevin Ebi, Warren Fintz, Nicki Geigert, Félix Gil de la Casa, Javier Gil Vieco, Rick Kattelmann, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Matt Kuhns, Jean-René Leblanc, Tin Man Lee, Adhika Lie, Michael Miner, Andrew Peacock, Carl Richards, Cheyne Walls, Buddy Weiss, Art Wolfe, Shin Yau, Mark Zborowski

The opening reception for both shows will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door and includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary valet in front of the gallery. All proceeds from admissions and art sales will be donated to the Theodore Payne Foundation and the California Native Plant Society. Please RSVP to rsvp@theg2gallery.com.

Location

The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291-3742
Tel. 310.452.2842, E-mail info@theg2gallery.com

Contact

Diane Shader Smith
310.386.6803
dianeshadersmith@gmail.com

About The G2 Gallery

Established in March 2008, the G2 Gallery in Venice, California, is a green art space with a dedicated focus on contemporary nature and wildlife photography. In keeping with G2’s commitment to supporting arts and the environment, the gallery presents exhibitions with eco-conscious themes, donating the proceeds from all art sales to environmental charities and hosts free concerts and lectures that bring awareness of critical issues to our community.