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Quinnipiac’s Albert Schweitzer Institute ‘Beauty & Wonder of Nature’ Art Exhibit Opens April 1

“Lavender Farm,” oil on panel by Lydia Viscardi, a part-time faculty member in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Quinnipiac University, is on display at the Albert Schweitzer Institute.
“Lavender Farm,” oil on panel by Lydia Viscardi, a part-time faculty member in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Quinnipiac University, is on display at the Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Quinnipiac University’s Albert Schweitzer Institute and Sustainability Committee will co-sponsor the art exhibit, “Beauty & Wonder of Nature,” on weekdays from April 1 to Aug. 29 in the Rhena Schweitzer Conference Room, 660 New Road.

“We at the Albert Schweitzer Institute have the responsibility of introducing people to Dr. Schweitzer’s philosophy of reverence for life,” said Josephine Palmieri, assistant to the executive director of the Schweitzer Institute. “This exhibit enables the artists to express, in their creative ways, the beauty of all life, including animals and the environment. It also allows viewers to see the wonder that nature and animals offer to us.”

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, features pieces submitted by Quinnipiac faculty, staff and students and is dedicated to the beauty and wonder of animals and the environment.

Appointments are required to view the exhibit and can be made by calling Palmieri at 203-582-3144.

Kristen Wolfe, an instructor of biomedical sciences at Quinnipiac, is a member of the Sustainability Committee.

“The art exhibit is a way to remind people of the beauty and wonder of nature all around us,” Wolfe said. “The timing of the exhibit coincides with spring and Earth Day, which is hopefully a time when people are reflecting more about the state of the planet. Albert Schweitzer's reverence for life philosophy is about our connections – to other people, animals and the environment. Showcasing nature-themed submissions is our way of celebrating the talents of our Quinnipiac community and the gifts of nature.”

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,500 full-time undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. The 2014 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quinnipiacuniversity and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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