Marty Jones has photographed more than 300 species of birds, some of which are unique to Greene County. Photographs, such is this, will be showcased during the showing at the Carnegie, which starts Friday. (Courtesy image by Marty Jones)
The wildlife photography of Marty Jones, “Birds of Indiana,” opens this Friday 2-5 p.m. in the South East Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center.
Marty has been taking photos since his parents gave him his first camera in fourth grade.
In recent years his interest has focused on bird photography.
Marty says, “In 2005 I began what has become a life-long project to see how many different bird species I could photograph within the state of Indiana. To date, I have photographed an amazing 333 different species. A few, such as the Hooded Crane or Spotted Redshank, seen in Greene County, are the only documented sighting of such birds in our state.”
He continues, “One of the key reasons I started bird photography, and why I continue, is to help bring awareness of our amazing avian life. The Greene County community is fortunate to have a lot of restored habitat that is protecting many of these birds. For this reason, I have visited Linton and the surrounding areas often over the past 12 years.”
Marty lives near Terre Haute in Vigo County with his wife Stephanie, daughter Addison, four dogs and one cat. For 18 years he has worked as a Safety and Regulatory Consultant for area Electric Cooperatives.
We are fortunate to showcase his amazing view on our local wildlife. Stop by Friday during the Marsh Madness Festivities, meet the artist and enjoy his works!
The show will run through April 1 if you miss the opening.
Hope to see you there!
The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center is located at 110 E. Vincennes St. in Linton. Regular hours are Wednesday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 812-847-0165 or 812-381-2512.
Donna Kluesner is president and founder of the Carnegie Heritage & ArtsCenter of Greene County. She can be reached at email@example.com.