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June 2, 2015

Larry Richardson to discuss “Painting Nature”

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Larry Richardson

Larry Richardson will be the next Nature @ Noontime speaker at the TWRA Ellington Agricultural Center Region II Ray Bell Building, 5105 Edmondson Pike, Nashville on June 4. His topic will be Painting The Nature of the Cumberland River — An American Legacy.

This project will chronicle the significance of riverine history and its impact on the Cumberland valley inhabitants with the goal of conserving and protecting this natural resource.

Born in rural western Kentucky, Larry’s love of the outdoors led to a career that included an advanced degree in biology, work in parks and wildlife, art publishing, U.S. Senate and currently as a painter of scenes of “where I like to be.” Throughout much of his career, Larry has been involved with environmental conservation which has included writing, art production for the wholesale/retail market and fundraising for conservation organizations.

Larry graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Master’s Degree in Biology. His professional environmental career has included positions as Tennessee Parks Chief Naturalist and Chief of InformationEducation for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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