Connecting our Natural Worlds


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Get closer to nature and become better stewards for OUR environment!

Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe. Through their own unique artistic interpretation, each artist has identified danger to flora and fauna in their own backyards and recommended a call to action that can be taken to help save the species. The selected pieces will inspire viewers to get closer to nature and become better stewards for our environment.

Connecting Our Natural Worlds will also draw on the expertise of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to present the interpretive context for this exhibition. The Museum strives to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.



Holly SwangstuHolly Swangstu is the former Director and Curator of the Art Institute and Ironwood Gallery at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She holds her BFA degree from Kansas City Art Institute and was an active arts administrator, visual art instructor, and consultant in Kansas City for over 16 years. Before moving to Tucson in 2011, Holly served as Director and Curator of the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, the largest contemporary art space in the area.

Holly has also owned and operated a private visual art school that offered diverse visual arts programs, art education services, and classes of all mediums for all ages. Holly has exhibited her woven textile paintings in numerous group and solo exhibitions.



Premiere Location:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona
October 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020


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Exhibition Benefactor: Shirley Neary   Art Patrons: Nancy Erickson, Ann Johnston, Frank Klein, Bobbe Shapiro Nolan

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