November brings new art to the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
Sights of Inspiration to show in Gallery
From sunrises to sunsets and birds to turtles, the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery will come to life with colorful sights and scenery from around the Mississippi Gulf Coast as it features the work of Artist Sandra Eisler.

For more than 30 years, Sandra has been creating colorful works of art along with sharing her talents during summer camps and special events.  A special reception will be planned at a later date as the official opening of the “Sights of Inspiration” show and to allow time for guests to meet the artist.

“I never dreamed I would someday be an artist,” Eisler said. “I loved to doodle as a kid, but was never good with coloring. However, give me a pile of pine straw, and I could design a mansion!”

Eisler said she always excelled in advertising and marketing jobs, so those experiences have helped her advance as a self-employed artist.  She mostly works with acrylics or latex house paints because the smell of turpentine didn’t agree with her when using oils.

“I didn’t have any formal training to work with watercolors, and I love being able to paint on absolutely anything,” she added, noting that she waters down acrylics and creates layers.  “I like the finished artwork with this method as it gives depth to the pieces.”

While her artwork will be on display in the gallery for only two months, her art is a permanent fixture at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center.  She was commissioned to create a forest on the concrete pillars below the interpretative center.  Each tree is distinctively different with birds, butterflies and other wildlife that comes to life with each stroke of her brush.

“I never know what will inspire me, and sometimes life gets in the way,” she said. “Sometimes it is the sound of a chirping bird or a child’s laughter because these sounds release endorphins.”

Photographs shared on social media, a beautiful old tree, clouds and a full moon are also a big inspiration of her work.

“I have learned that when I feel the anointing when I paint, then the admirers will feel it too,” she said.

The gallery is open during regular operating hours, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and special event weekends.  Pieces may also be viewed and purchased through the online catalogue found at Pascagoula.audubon.org.

For more information, please call the center at (228) 475-0825 or visit the website at https://pascagoula.audubon.org.

 
Road Show was a Success!
The staff at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center took the native plants on a field trip to Ocean Springs where many of them were adopted.

The first-ever pop-up plant sale was deemed a huge success as shoppers perused the variety of plants and shrubs at Marshall Park.  More than half of the inventory was purchased and will be providing nourishment to local birds and bees soon.

Special thanks to PRAC Committee Member Melanie Allen for scheduling the event with Ocean Springs officials and volunteers from the Jackson County Master Gardner’s who worked the event. It was truly a team effort.  

Plants are still available for purchase during regular business hours at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center.
Donations to PRAC are the perfect gift!
As the season of gift-giving is approaching, remember an honorary or memorial gift to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center is the perfect gift!  It is never too small or the wrong color, and it is a gift that keeps on giving as PRAC continues providing conservation education for generations to come.

Donations may be made by going to http://pascagoula.audubon.org
 
PRAC Closes for COVID Precautions
Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state along with the new executive orders put in place by Gov. Tate Reeves, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center will be closed from October 21 to November 4.  All events have been canceled to include Fall Family Fun Day, the gallery opening, Nature Tots and Audubon Academy.

PRAC encourages its supporters to remain safe, wash your hands, wear your mask and maintain social distance.

Stay tuned to Facebook and the PRAC website for updated information.
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