A Wild Partnership Aims To Help New Jersey’s Imperiled Species

By Breanne McCarthy | | September 12, 2016

For the next three years, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) will partner with Jersey-born painter James Fiorentino for a wildlife art exhibition.

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition,” to feature 25 watercolor paintings of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened species, aims to raise funds and awareness about the state’s most vulnerable critters.

Well-known for his depictions of sports celebrities, Fiorentino says he’s excited to highlight the species he grew up spotting.

“It’s all around probably one of the coolest projects I’ve done… because it’s home,” he says. “Even from a visual standpoint, it’s a really pretty show because there are so many different colors and animals.”

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Fiorentino’s original art, giclées—or high-end reproductions of his works—and a related book on the exhibition, with a forward by former Governor Tom Kean, will be donated to CWF.

While the exhibition will open at the D&R Greenway Land Trust on September 6, a kickoff event will take place at that location in Princeton on September 30.