To celebrate the indigenous critters and the area landscape, two Bellevue art galleries are sponsoring “indigenous” exhibition.

The artwork will be displayed from Sept. 9 to Oct. 5. An opening reception honoring artists, Andrew Wyeth, Ronna Duckwitz and Ken West will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9. The work will appear at Off the Wall Gallery and the Great River Gallery in Bellevue.

Wyeth’s 1957 “Hill Pasture” will be exhibited.

Duckwitz, an award-winning wildlife artist, has worked as a commercial artist, fashion illustrator, art director for the Phillips Company, illustrator for Doubleday publishers and as a designer for Fine Arts Checks, Inc. where she designed backgrounds for personal checks, including checks for NASA.

Her work has appeared in Life magazine and 11 of her paintings are in the permanent collection of the University of Wisconsin’s Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis.

She has worked from her tree-top studio at her Galena, Ill., home, using a mixed media of acrylics and watercolor.

West is a fourth generation professional photographer. He was recently selected to photograph five of Iowa’s scenic byways including Grant Wood, Delaware Crossing, Historic Hills, Western Skies and Loess Hills.

His landscape photography has been exhibited at the National Center for Nature Photography, America’s only center devoted exclusively to nature photography.

For more information, contact Jill Klemme at (563) 872-3388 or email

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