Deliver Your News to the World

Buchanan Museum of Fine Art Announces Opening of “Continental Divide, a Photo Exhibit of the Border”


Museum Announces November 27th, Opening of “Continental Divide: A Photo Exhibit of the Environmental Impact of the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall.

BUCHANAN, MI - November 16, 2010 - The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is pleased to announce the November 27th, 2010 opening of “Continental Divide, a Photo Exhibit of the Border”, an exhibit created by the members of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Assembled by photographer Krista Schlyer, together with works created by Chris Linder, Jeff Foott, Roy Toft, Ian Shive, Jack Dykinga and Santiago Gibert, this striking photographic exhibit details the devastation being caused by harmful U.S border and trade policies which served as a catalyst for the newly-constructed U.S.- Mexico border wall. The result of over 600 miles of border wall construction from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, fragmenting endangered species habitat, causing erosion and flooding, and tearing apart fragile ecosystems found within Wilderness Areas and Wildlife Refuges; National Monuments and National Forests; and other protected lands, both public and private.

Taking action on these issues, the International League of Conservation Photographers sent a team of world-renowned photographers to the borderlands of the United States and Mexico to document the wildlife, ecology and effects the on-going construction of the Border Wall has taken upon our landscape.

This region is a shared conservation treasure of international importance which harbors some of the most bio-diverse landscapes on the continent. Such landscapes include many species found nowhere else in the US, and nowhere else in Mexico, and some are found nowhere else on Earth.

The Continental Divide exhibit has toured many venues throughout the United States, including the United States Senate Rotunda, Yale University, Washington Street Arts Center, the Orbach Science Library, the G2 Gallery, the Rayburn House Building for the House of Representatives, plus many other fine centers for the arts and for education.

The Touring National Exhibit is sponsored by the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art, the Berrien and Cass County League of Women Voters and the Buchanan Downtown Development Authority, together with grants and gifts provided by generous regional donors.

“Continental Divide” joins other fine exhibits which include: The Works of Contemporary Artist Greg Constantine, the Murals of Edward Buyck, and the Harry Ahn Retrospective. Visit the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art in the beautiful downtown Buchanan Historic District. For additional details on these fine exhibits, visit:

Admission is free of charge.


“Continental Divide: A Photo Exhibit of the Environmental Impact of the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall.”


November 27th (Reception 7:00PM-9:00PM) through December 19th.


Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
102 W. Front Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Tel. 269-340-0124


Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - 12pm to 6pm



About The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art

Recognized as Southwestern Michigan’s largest public art museum, the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is focused exclusively on the conservation, preservation and exhibition of historic works of American and European art. Underwritten by private investment and the volunteer efforts of Southwestern Michigan citizens, the Buchanan Museum is sited at the nationally recognized Collins & Weaver Opera House (circa 1867) in the heart of the Buchanan National Historic District.

Historically, the Buchanan “Opera House” served as a cultural center to Southwestern Michigan, with music, theatre, lectures, political caucuses, socials and graduations held on premises. Notably, this historic site also served the first motion picture showings held in the early 20th Century. The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is proud to continue this heritage, with ongoing contributions to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of historic works of fine art.

The Buchanan Museum is open to the General Public and admission is free of charge.


Jeffrey Antisdel, Managing Director
Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
102 West Front Street
Buchanan, Michigan 49107


About The Berrien and Cass County League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters (the “League”) is a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. The League registers voters, encourages voter participation and educates citizens by sponsoring candidate forums and providing a directory of elected officials. The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties is very active, and anyone, male or female, 18 years or older, may join.

Our League is grassroots-oriented. Members themselves choose which public policy issues will be targeted for study and action. The League schedule is flexible. Meetings and events are held at different times of the day and week. The League studies a broad variety of topics ranging from local school issues to international relations. As a result, the League may take further action and host a community forum, disseminate information to the public or join a coalition. The League also lobbies elected officials and works with other organizations to press its agenda at the local, state and national levels.


Adele Lanan
The League of Women Voters


About The City of Buchanan Downtown Development Authority

Buchanan is a community of neighbors continuing the diligence and cooperation that helped to pioneer the area in the mid-1800’s to build rich recreational, educational and religious opportunities while promoting the growth of businesses and community services.

A small bustling community located in scenic Southwestern Michigan, Buchanan is approximately 13 miles north of South Bend, Indiana and about 12 miles southeast of Warren Dunes on Lake Michigan. The citizens of Buchanan enjoy the quiet life-style of small-town living, but take advantage of the cultural attractions and community activities in our city.


Debra Patzer, Executive Director
Downtown Development Authority


 borderlands exhibit
 continental divide
 borderland exhibit
 Krista Schlyer
 border wall

This news content may be integrated into any legitimate news gathering and publishing effort. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.