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“Animals on Ice” 

A homage to the amazing creatures leaving at the edge 


Poughkeepsie, NY, February 2020. Queen City 15 Gallery presents “Animals on Ice”, a series of three events dedicated to the beautiful creatures living in extreme weather ecosystems. 

  • Penguins of Antarctica - February 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm - Free admission

  • Polar Bears - February 27, 6:30pm-8:00pm - Free admission

  • Wild Encounters at the Bronx Zoo - tbd - Donations welcome

In ”Penguins of Antarctica” slideshow,  Paola Bari will talk about her exploration to the Antarctic southern peninsula, her encounter with these fantastic and funny creatures that inspire so many moments in our lives.  

Steven Steele Cawman is a travel and nature photographer living in the Hudson Valley.  In November, 2017 he traveled to Churchill, Canada to photograph the polar bears that gather there each year, waiting for the pack ice to freeze for the winter.  Steven will be sharing images and stories from his adventure photographing these majestic animals.


The third and final event takes place at the Bronx Zoo with a unique Wild Encounter with the ambassador penguins. This event consists of 30 minutes with the penguin ambassadors and a day ticket to the Bronx Zoo. Limited to 12 people. More details to come. Donations welcome.


Artist Talk

Elisa Pritzker



The Queen City 15 Fine Art Gallery will present “Sagrado [Sacred}” an exhibit featuring artwork by Elisa Pritzker. After trip to Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) in South Patagonia, Argentina, Elisa felt inspired by the positive spiritual-shamanic beliefs of the ancient/current Selknam People that suffered a brutal genocide, but their culture is alive and thriving. The Selknam creed is based on respect for the family, community and nature.
The idea behind this body of work is to touch the lives of as many people as possible from all races and ages to favor the development of a reflective and critical audience - promoting cultural diversity and respect for all cultures- starting off from the spiritual wealth and Selknam world-view.
“Sagrado” will be launched with a reception, which is open to the public, on Friday December 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the gallery located at 317 Main Street. It will be on display through Saturday December 28th. Elisa will give an artist talk on Saturday December 7 at 3pm at the gallery.