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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

The Galleries at the Jester Park Nature Center

The Galleries at Jester Park Nature Center offers the opportunity for local art to be displayed and made available for sale to park visitors.



The Wildlife & Nature Art of Timothy Pross

Polk County Conservation and the Jester Park Nature Center are pleased to present, The Wildlife & Nature Art of Timothy Pross. This art exhibition highlights the work of Atlantic artist, Timothy Pross.

Since childhood, Tim is happiest when he is actively engaged in the exploration of nature. His intent as an artist is to take those experience and feeling and strive to express them in his paintings. As an artist, Tim is constantly striving to refine his work down to just those elements needed to create a strong composition, operating on the concept that the more memorable works of art are achieved with the idea that “less is more.” Tim's work can also be viewed on his website. 

Glass artist, Tilda Brown Swanson will continue to show her work on the main level of the nature center. Tilda has been working in glass for 30 years. She layers flat glass, powdered glass, and sometimes copper to explore moments of beauty she sees in the natural world. She enjoys working in glass because it offers deep color, transparency, and visible layers. To see more of Tilda's work, visit her website.

The Wildlife & Nature Art of Timothy Pross will be on display from September 9 to December 26 during Jester Park Nature Center hours. Hours can be found at For additional information, please contact Missy Smith at 323-5317.

FREE to the public