Mariton: Meet the Artist: Scott Shoeniger

September 25, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

This Saturday, Mariton will feature Scott Shoeniger in a “Meet the Artist” reception.  This is part of the Annual Friends of Mariton gathering which features light refreshments before and after the program.  Mr. Shoeniger is the taxidermist that recently mounted a Great-horned Owl for Mariton.  Scott will speak briefly about his profession, as well as his artwork.  (Photo above by Carole Mebus.)

While taxidermy may not immediately strike one as art, it is one of the oldest arts known to man.  Taxidermy blends sculpture, painting, composition and woodworking with nature study.  There will be time for questions, as well as plenty of time to talk with Scott personally.