Mark Klingler: "This design is inspired by the fleeting
qualities of nature itself. Just as the dinosaurs have disappeared
from the earth, many species are becoming extinct during our
becoming aware of this dino project, I decided to adorn a
former creature of the land with what we consider our most
delicate of today's butterflies, all of which can be found
in Western Pennsylvania and most of which are endangered.
Today we have conservation programs to protect the natural
resources of our communities, states and national regions,
but that is not enough. Many areas of our planet suffer from
poachers, development, pollution and other selfish ideals
I trust a colorful dinosaur will not solve the dilemma, perhaps
these extinct critters, adorned with living beauty we still
have close to us, will help people appreciate what they find
in their yards, parks, and public lands. I hope the diversity
in forms of these endangered butterflies allows people to
realize that what we have now is worth protecting and nurturing."
The Oakbridge Academy of Arts specializes in career educational
opportunities and training for the student who wants to gain
the working knowledge necessary to succeed in today's competitive
visual arts society.
at Oakbridge are designed to offer students a concentrated
study. Our approach to career education provides each individual
with the training to actualize his or her potential for growth.
The Academy works with each student on an individual basis
towards competency as a commercial artist or professional
& Faculty Involved: Janie Gatti, Michelle Huot, Mark Lowe,
Klingler, Cliff McGuire, Tom Gallovich, Carol Ann Krause
Artists: Maxime Racaud, Sarah Henson, Damon Zimmerly, Rachel
Beall, Robert Mowery, Jonathan Dellecave, Mark Warkaske, Jessica
Barton, Jon Lanham, Lee Unger, Kristy Rametta, Jennifer Carr,
John Zumo, Dennis Miller, Carrie Fox
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