Jointly Presented By:

Exhibiting At Both Locations

Inspired By Nature

The Works of James R. Darnell

February 12 – April 19

The Elachee Nature Science Center and the Smithgall Arts Center jointly present the Works of James R. Darnell.

Inspired By Nature is a collection of works presented to the Elachee Nature Science Center through the generosity of Susan Lindsley. The collection was given in “friendship and admiration of his work.” Visit both locations to view the full collection of work. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Exhibit Hours

Smithgall Arts Center Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM
Elachee Nature Science Center Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 3PM

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm
At the Smithgall Arts Center

An Evening with the Experts

Art Collector and Investor Event
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the Smithgall Art Center

Panelists will present information for art collectors of all levels. From how to properly care for your artwork to, insuring, appraising, selling, estate planning and more.

This is your opportunity to ask the experts!

Throughout the exhibit, programs will be conducted at both exhibiting locations – consult websites for details. (add links)

Elachee Nature Science Center: Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Smithgall Arts Center: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Evening With the Experts, Art Collector/Investor Program

7:00 pm Thursday, March 7, 2024

At The Smithgall Arts Center

Malia Bolt
, Master Certified Picture Framer – M.C.P. F.
Brook Davidson, Civil Trial Practice, Estate Planning and Administration
Charles Pharr, International Society of Appraisers—ISA CAPP
Trey Wood, Executive Vice President-Property & Casualty

During the Inspired by Nature, The Works of James R. Darnell exhibit at the Smithgall Arts Center and Elachee Nature Science Center, The Smithgall Arts Center will be presenting a program for Art Collectors and Investors. The purpose of this program is to inform current and prospective collectors of the proper means of care for their collections – from the moment they acquire work to a point during which they may decide to leave the work in their estate, donate or sell the work.

Malia Bolt

Proper care – From framing and hanging to proper moving, storage and other tips on caring for your work.

Owner & Master Certified Picture Framer

Brook Davidson

Estate planning and donating – process of including artwork in estate planning, benefits of including work in your estate – benefits and downside to donating your collections.

Managing Partner

Charles Pharr

Appraisal and Sale – appraising artwork, frequency of reevaluating value, different methods to sell work.

Owner & Certified Appraiser

Trey Wood

Insuring Artwork – The importance of insuring work, assigning insurance value and recommended frequency of reevaluating or appraising work for insurance purposes.

Executive Vice President-Property & Casualty