On June 28, 2017

VINS lends bones, famous artist makes jewelry

Friday, June 30, 4 p.m.—QUECHEE—Internationally recognized jewelry artist Stacy Hopkins and her gallery, Scavenger, located in White River Junction, are excited to announce the completion of a special collection created in collaboration with the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS). This organization is dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of birds, raptors and wildlife. For years, Hopkins has wanted to create work that will contribute a percentage of proceeds to this organization, and it has finally come to fruition. See her work during an opening reception at VINS Friday, June 30, 4-6 p.m. The new work, created from specimens VINS gave Hopkins on loan, features jewelry created from talons, skulls and feet of raptors.

Through education and providing life demonstrations with raptors, VINS helps teach adults and children about the amazing adaptations and features of these incredible animals. By getting kids fascinated in the natural world, it helps to produce future generations who care for, and protect, the planet; respect for animals and their habitat is of vital importance today.

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences is located at 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee.

For more info, visit vinsweb.org.

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