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Charley Harper exhibit at Discovery Museum near Wauconda

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Experience the whimsical world of nature illustrator and artist Charley Harper at "Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper" exhibition on display through Feb. 16 at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda.

New this month, Harper's largest serigraphic print, "Water Striders," will be on display.

This never-before-exhibited print, provided by a Lake County private collection, measures 19-by-45 inches and is drawn from one of Harper's earliest observations of nature as a young boy on his family's Ohio farm.

These observations would later influence the artistic style for which he is known.

The print joins more than 20 other serigraphs and illustrations highlighting Harper's signature "realistic minimalism" style of portraying natural elements and wildlife.

The exhibition also includes interactive art activities such as large-scale puzzles, tangrams and rubbing stations to make your very own prints.

Join museum educators for a variety of guided tours, hikes and art lessons to enhance the experience for visitors of all ages.

"Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper" is a national touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Living Museum. This exhibition is supported by the Friends of the Lake County Discovery Museum and through support from media sponsor the Daily Herald.

Call (847) 968-3400 or visit LCFPD.org/CharleyHarper for more information about the exhibit and special programs and events or to download discount admission coupons.

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