Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 Opens at Historic Pico House in Downtown L.A.

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Breathtaking Photography Exhibit Presented by The G2 Gallery, National Park Service, WNPA, El Pueblo, California State Parks and US Forest Service

Los Angeles, California (PRUnderground) March 27th, 2015

On April 2, 2015, The G2 Gallery and its partners: Western National Parks Association (WNPA); the City of Los Angeles El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument; U.S. Forest Service; National Park Service; and California State Parks will premiere Earth Month Los Angeles 2015, a collaborative photography exhibit focused on U.S. national parks and other public lands. The exhibit, coinciding with Earth Month and on display at El Pueblo’s Pico House, is aimed at raising awareness for the many accessible public lands near the urban center of downtown Los Angeles.

Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 is a collective exhibit featuring images from award-winning photographers, including Jack Dykinga, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ian Shive, Michael Miner and Louie Schwartzberg. Their subjects include Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley, the Channel Islands and many more parks across the United States.

The Pico House, a California Historical Landmark located next to Olvera Street, was built in 1870 and was once Southern California’s most exclusive and lavish hotel. Now belonging to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, the Pico House is the scene of numerous film and television shoots, as well as exhibits and events. Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 promises to be one of its most ambitious.

“By bringing the amazing work of these world class photographers to the Pico House we hope to connect the citizens of LA to their America – the lands they own,” says WNPA Executive Director Jim Cook. “Our public lands truly reflect our shared American values.”

The exhibit will also celebrate the Earth Month activities put on by a dedicated group of organizations: WNPA, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, National Parks Service, U.S. Forest Service, and California State Parks. This includes a photography, art and essay contest currently open for Los Angeles high school students. Student submissions will address the theme, “Our Parks, Our Stories” and focus on their personal relationships with green space and public park land.

“We invite everyone to enjoy this great exhibit put together by The G2 Gallery, and also to spend time in our great outdoors in your special place – your special park– during Earth Month,” says Cook.

The opening reception for Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 will be held on April 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free and includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibit itself is free and open to the public throughout its run.


Pico House

424 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation.

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