Laguna Environmental Center

Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall


Paintings and Illustrations by Molly Eckler

January 10 through April 27, 2015

"The continuity of the natural world with its fantastic variations and specific adaptations for coexistence offers humanity a forgotten sense of balance. There is also a sense of joy and wonder --
this is what I hope to communicate through my art.” --Molly Eckler

Molly Eckler, a long-time Laguna Foundation volunteer and contributing artist, is an accomplished illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. She began recording her wildlife experiences decades ago while living in a lighthouse on Lake Michigan. She headed south to Florida and worked with wildlife rescue on Sanibel and Captiva Islands before settling in California. Molly works in varied media including book illustration, painting, lithography, serigraphy and graphic design. Her prints, posters, puzzles and wildlife designs have a worldwide production and distribution.

Molly Eckler has a BFA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University with a concentration in ceramics, which she taught at Denison University and Laney Jr College. She studied lithography at the University of New Mexico and continued printmaking at the Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation, Snowmass Colorado. Her home is near the Laguna de Santa Rosa, from which she derives a great deal of inspiration and joy. In concern for the integrity of our natural environment, Molly has contributed a great deal of her energy and art to conservation issues. To learn more about Molly and her artwork, visit her website.

Reward yourself by visiting this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall Monday through Thursday, 9am-5pm. Because of the variety of hall uses during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277, x107). Another great time to view the art exhibit is during our Second Saturday of the Month Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public.

Proceeds of art sales benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Heron Hall is located at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Upcoming Exhibits

May 1 through August 30, 2015, "Breathing Space" paintings by Susan Ball
Opening reception Sunday May 3, 3:00-5:00pm

September through December 2015, special Laguna-focused photography exhibit in honor of the Laguna Foundation's 25th Anniversary (details coming soon)

January through April, 2016, California Flora, Botanical Paintings in Colored Pencil by Nina Antze (details coming soon)

May through August, 2016, Fabric Arts by the Pointless Sisters Quilt Guild, (details coming soon)

September through December 2016, Laguna Photographs by Joan Humberstone, in memoriam, (details of the exhibit coming soon)

Heron Hall Art Gallery

The goal of this gallery is to exhibit multiple shows per year of nature-themed art for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Click here for an art exhibit floor plan of Heron Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through the parameters and fill out the brief application at the end of this documentPDF file opens in new window. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. Thanks for your interest!

The Laguna Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa,
and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance. 


For more information, please contact:
Anita Smith, Public Education Coordinator and Heron Hall Manager
(707) 527-9277 x 110,