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The November Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center opens on Sunday, November 1 and runs through Wednesday, November 25. The exhibit is entitled, ‘Flora, Fauna and Fascination.’ The show features mostly photography plus various other media inspired by the fascination in plants and animals by local artist, Constance Kostelc.
Kostelc is a retired educator whose interest in plants led her to involvement in various gardening organizations including 16 years as a Livingston County Master Gardener. Her love of nature, of course, also extended to animals.
"Animals just seem to have no fear of me and I seem to be at the right place and time to experience special things. I think of these as my fascination moments. As a kid, a baby moose walked right up to me while I was fishing at Yellowstone State Park. Then there was the time my husband looked out the window to see me in a lounge chair planning to read a book, with seven baby rabbits playing leapfrog all around me. Then there was the deer who played catch with me with an apple," Kostelc said. "Even while I was working on one of my pieces for the show, a squirrel came right up to my foot and sat watching me paint. There are enough of these strange times that my husband, Chuck, sometimes refers to me as Princess Snow White."
The Pontiac Community Art Center Gallery is located at 103 West Madison St., Pontiac. Regular hours for the Art Center are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.