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Nature Inspires Art

Guests to Baltimore Woods have a unique opportunity to enjoy nature both outside and inside.

John Weeks in the GalleryThe Baltimore Woods Art Gallery celebrates nature from a variety of artistic perspectives with five distinct exhibits each year, September through May. The gallery is located in the Large Program Room in our Interpretive Center and is open to the public during operating hours with no admission charge.

With the exception of the Student Art Exhibit which is held in May, all of the artwork is for sale. A portion of the proceeds raised form the sale of artwork goes to support the mission of nature education at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. For more information about the gallery, contact the gallery coordinator, Karen Jean Smith, at

Currently in the Gallery

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Pincushion Flower

Photograph by Jack Kurz

Photograph by Jack Kurz

Uncommon Views

Featuring photography by Jack Kurz

January 5 – February 22

Public Reception: January 5 from 2-4pm

About the Exhibit: 

For this exhibit, Jack Kurz has captured moments in his photographs that we often miss, perhaps because we are distracted, we don’t know where to look, or the subject of our observation is too elusive. Who among us has not had the experience of observing the activity of a butterfly, only to have it fly away before we can fully appreciate its color and pattern? And don’t we feel disappointment when we realize that a bird has moved so quickly that we missed its capture of prey? How then do wildlife photographers manage to produce their amazing photos? “You just have to be patient.”  is the answer that Kurz will give you. Those who see Jack Kurz’s photographs will enjoy the sharp focus in his images, the beautiful color and the stories of our natural world that each image conveys.

Looking Forward

“Flight Patterns”

“Monarchs Realm”

“Hope Floats” 

Backyard Serengeti

Paintings by Ellen Haffar

March 1 – April 26

Public Reception: March 2, from 2-4pm

About the Exhibit: 

Have you noticed?  There are far fewer fireflies in our backyards than just ten years ago. The monarch butterfly populations are in serious decline, as are native species of bumblebees.  Artist Ellen Haffar draws attention to concerns for these little beings in an exhibit of paintings titled, “Backyard Serengeti”.

“The energy of insects and the dioramic spaces discovered in a garden, a meadow, or a hedgerow inform my compositions and layered surfaces.” states Haffar. “Dynamic and full of vibrating life, my paintings seek to capture the complexity and richness of invertebrate species and their ecosystems.” Haffar lives and works in the hills of Pompey in upstate New York. Her work is often infused with color and nearly always influenced by nature and a sense of place. She holds degrees from SUNY New Paltz and Syracuse University. Her work has been exhibited extensively and is held in collections both nationally and internationally.

Previously in the Gallery

Drawing on Talent
Member-Artist Show

Oil Paintings by Robert Niedzwiecki

Natural Passions
Photography by Diana Whiting
Drawings by Gail Norwood
March 2 – April 25

“Camp Coffee”
by Bob Ripley