‘Window on Wetlands’ underscores importance of healthy marshes

'Window on Wetlands' underscores importance of healthy marshes
Bonnie_Leonard putting up exhibit. (All photos courtesy of Arts of Point Richmond.)

By Kathy Chouteau

Arts of Point Richmond has unveiled a new exhibition called Window on Wetlands at the Point Richmond Post Office now through March 14.

The exhibition features the work of Arts of Point Richmond members Becca Riley, a textile artist, and Bonnie Leonard, a fused glass artist, that makes the flora and fauna of local marshes come alive through an “eye-popping display of used glass and textile art,” per the organization. 

The artists’ collaboration was born of a past dialogue about “the rigidity and softness of their respective media,” according to Arts of Point Richmond, and evolved into an exploration of their art and insights as they worked to underscore “the importance of healthy marshes in our ecosystem.”

The duo said in their artists’ statement that their year of preparation for the exhibition included “creating, experimenting [and] combining the two disparate media into a depiction of a marsh viewed through the artists’ eyes.”

Window on Wetlands is on display in the windows of the Point Richmond Post Office, 104 Washington St. in Point Richmond.  Find out more about the exhibition and Arts of Point Richmond here. Learn more about local marshlands by visiting Save the Bay.

Bonnie Leonard and Becca Riley, Arts of Point Richmond artists.