Scajaquada Project at Weeks Gallery at Jamestown Community College

Alberto Rey: Biological Regionalism

August 25-October 3, 2014
Opening Reception | Artist’s talk: Friday, September 12, 6-8 p.m.

A realist painter and expert angler, Alberto Rey sees the environment through a naturalist’s eyes. Rey’s “biological regionalism” focuses on the waterways of western New York where he lives and works. Focusing on the vitality and beauty of regional waterways, Rey also highlights the vulnerability of our habitat by testing water samples for pollutants and by rendering wildlife in distress. Featuring Rey’s highly detailed depictions of river trout and his documentation of Buffalo’s Scajaquida Creek, the exhibition also offers viewers a chance to think about the relative health of Jamestown’s Chadakoin River. More info on Alberto Rey can be found here:

Contact Patricia Briggs to set up a special tour of this exhibition for your class or group. 716.338.1301 or

Wednesday, September 10, 12:00 p.m.
Brownbag Gallery Lunch: Informal conversation in the gallery with director Patricia Briggs about “Alberto Rey: Biological Regionalism.” Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee will be served.

Monday, September 15, 5-6 p.m.
Twan Leenders, RTPI president, leads a nature walk introducing participants to the Spiny Softshell Turtles inhabiting the Chadakoin River. These turtles hatch in September and we hope to glimpse hatchlings on the walk. The group will gather in the parking lot of the Gateway Center located at 31 Water Street, Jamestown.

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“The State of Jamestown’s Waterways and their Surrounding Habitats,” presented by John Jablonski, executive director, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, and Twan Leenders, president, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.


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