Nature artists meet & greet Jan 4th

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The Environmental Learning Center will have three featured artists for the months of January and February.  The show opens with a reception on Wednesday, January 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  The public is invited to meet the artists; Iris Peters, Gustov Miller, and Janvier Miller.  There will be food, drinks, and music by Treasure Coast Troubadour Jim Leger.  Guests are asked to RSVP to Sue Harr at and a $5 donation is suggested.

Iris Peters Duck Painting

Iris Peters moved to Florida from Baltimore and is inspired by the colors of the birds, flowers, and ocean here. Her medium is acrylics and she has recently developed a love for abstract pour art.  Iris Peters is incorporating sea life in her newer work.  Her work will be in the ELC’s Barrows Welcome Center Tidal Gallery.

Janvier Miller Painting

The Lagoon Room will feature sculptures and paintings from Gustov Miller and paintings by Janvier Miller.  Gus Miller grew up in New York and is the son of accomplished watercolor artist Howard Miller.  After receiving his BFA and MFA from Syracuse University, he studied in Rome, Italy.  Gus’s sculptures and paintings are based on the battered and marked surfaces of a city.  His body of work is abstract and representational.   Janvier Miller is also a Syracuse graduate and has selected nature-focused paintings for this show.  Her subjects include; birds, horses, and beach scenes. 

Iris Peters and the Miller’s art exhibits will be on display throughout the months of January and February.  The next show is ELC’s Spring Fling.  ELC is committed to displaying artwork from a wide diversity of artists and artwork mediums that align with its mission. For more information and to apply as an exhibiting artist, visit the ELC website or email  

The Environmental Learning Center is open seven days a week and located at the western foot of the Wabasso Bridge on in Indian River County. The 64-acre nonprofit nature center is a destination for water activities, walking trails, and wellness programs. With a mission to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being, the ELC is committed to sharing the importance of protecting and restoring our natural resources.  

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