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C’ville Arts Features – “Natural Public Lands of Virginia” - During April

Ben Greenberg, popular Charlottesville landscape, wildlife and nature photographer, will be the featured artist at the C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery on the Downtown Mall for the month of April. He will be at the gallery on April 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to share his recent work during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.

This show follows the successful publishing of Ben’s first book, Natural Virginia, a coffee table book with panoramic photographs from throughout the state. In his featured artist show Ben will be showcasing images from his planned second book, which has the working title of Natural Public Lands of Virginia. Like the book, the show will feature dramatic landscapes, wildlife images and nature scenes from national, state, regional, and local parks, wildlife refuges, nature preserves, and other outdoor treasures in parklands found throughout the Commonwealth.

Ken Burns, in his acclaimed PBS series on America’s national parks, proclaimed them as the country’s greatest idea. Virginia is uniquely blessed with an abundance of the natural diversity that so inspired Burns. State residents are fortunate that so many of the Virginia’s scenic wonders are conserved and preserved as public lands through the efforts of the national, state, regional, and local governing bodies as well as nonprofit organizations. Ben has been photographing these natural wonders for decades and is, for the first time, compiling his dramatic images into a remarkable collection that he hopes will educate and inspire Virginians to visit, celebrate and take advantage of everything they have to offer.

Ben is proud to share the results of his hard work that has captured images of the state’s outdoor treasures from every corner of Virginia. His photographs cover territory from the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west, from Grayson Highlands State Park in Southwest Virginia to Great Falls Park on the Potomac River in the north and to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Tidewater as well as parks, wildlife refuges and nature preserves in between. His work captures the magic of the natural world and the best of the outdoors with timing, skill and hard work that makes the beauty accessible for all to enjoy.

Ben’s celebration of Virginia and the nation is featured on his general website, www.bengreenberg.com, which has 900 of his images. He also has a Natural Virginia website, www.naturalvirginiabook.com, with 30 of the book’s photos as well as reviews. His work is also found in galleries, shops and shows in the central Virginia area. Ben can be reached via his e-mail: ben@bengreenberg.com.

For additional information, contact Genevieve Story at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is www.cvillearts.org. The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.




C’ville Arts is open 7 days a week - Monday - Thursday 10-6; Friday/Saturday 10-7 & Sunday 12-5

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, mosaics, jewelry, leather, candles and wood.

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