Easton Artist, Author, Naturalist to Speak at Westport Library

James Prosek, who grew up in Easton, will give a talk about his art and the need to protect the beauty of our natural.

Prosek’s talk “Trespassing and Conservation,” will be held on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Westport Library Forum will draw attention to the beauty of our natural world while urging us to protect, conserve and connect our lands restoring a healthy ecosystem for all.

An award-winning author of more than a dozen books, Prosek’s work has been featured in major museums around the world. His first book, “Trout: An Illustrated History,” was published while studying at Yale, a few short years after his trespassing days. Most recently the Yale University Art Gallery published “Art, Artifact, Artifice,” a catalog of his 2020-2021 exhibition.

Prosek’s art has been featured in exhibitions at The Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, New-York Historical Society Museum, Florence Griswold Museum The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, The Yale Center for British Art, The Royal Academy of Arts in London, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and The National Academy of Sciences among other institutions.

His first solo museum exhibition, “Life & Death – A Visual Taxonomy,” was at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. in 2007.

The event is part of the annual Haskins Lecture Series organized by Aspetuck Land Trust to honor noted scientists Caryl and Edna Haskins who bequeathed their Westport estate on Green Acre Lane to the land trust in 2002 creating the 16-acre preserved named after them. Admission to the April 6 event, presented by Aspetuck Land Trust and the Westport Library, is free.

RSVP here: https://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/


The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a local non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 whose mission is the preservation and conservation of open space, including farm and forest land, and the natural resources located thereon, for the benefit and education of the public. ALT has preserved over 2,000 acres of land with 45 nature preserves open to the public. Support from over 1,700 members helps us maintain and preserve these lands and connect them to biodiverse backyards across our region

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