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Exhibition Viewing Hours

All are welcome to view Inspired by Nature during the open viewing hours. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from July 30 through August 31 at Brown’s Farm Barn, located at 5774 Sterrettania Road. Admission is free.

Participating artists include: Ron Bayuzick, Brandon Borgia, Jamie Borowicz, Patrick Catalde, Ben Gibson, Rob Katkowski, Patti Larson, Jan Lutz, Brian Pardini, Scott Rispin and Barb Yerace.

Inspired by Nature is supported through the Helping Today grant from the Erie Community Foundation.

View the exhibition in our exhibit guide. Most of the works are for sale, please call the Nature Center for questions at (814) 835-5356.


Gallery Night | July 26 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Brown’s Farm Barn

Enjoy the opening reception of Inspired by Nature at Gallery Night! The nature themed art exhibition features 11 artists with works including photography, sculpture and paintings. The exhibition is one more way Asbury Woods fulfills our mission to inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

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The opening reception on Gallery Night will feature samples from Erie Beer and light snacks along with an artist meet-and-greet. 


Soap Carving 

Wednesday, July 31 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Brown's Farm Barn 

Age: 10 – 16 years old
Participation Fee: $5 members; $7 non-members 

Become a beginner carver utilizing the safe and easy method of carving with bar soap with teaching artist, Ron Bayuzick. Use one of the patterns provided, or freehand draw a simple design, and discover how easy it is to create your very own soap sculpture. 

Pre-Registration Required.

Art Talk with Ron Bayuzick

Wednesday, July 31 | 6:00– 7:00 p.m. | Brown's Farm Barn

Age: all ages welcome 
Participation Fee: FREE

Join us for a lecture and discussion of the Browns Farm installation constructed by 3D Art Adventure summer camp students with the guidance of Ron Bayuzick. Ron will talk about and discuss his works featured in the show. This program is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

Inspired by Nature Gallery Talk with Scott Rispin

Thursday, August 8 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. |  Brown's Farm Barn

Age: All ages welcome
Participation Fee: Free 

Join us for a lecture and discussion of works in the Inspired by Nature led by Scott Rispin, curator of the exhibition and featured artist. This program is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.

Land Art

Wednesday, August 14 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Brown's Farm

Age: 6 – 10 years old, accompanied by an adult 

Participation Fee: FREE 

Develop a deeper understanding of nature and use your creativity and imagination. A Naturalist will lead a light hike into the woods to gather elements used to craft a trail sculpture or land art. We’ll use things found in nature, like pebbles, rocks, twigs, sand and pine cones to create a temporary art piece for all who use the trails to enjoy.