New in the Lucas Mansion Gallery: “Natura Technica” by Matt Zigler

Beginning January 8th and continuing on exhibit through February 28, 2018, the Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature “Natura Technica ” by Matt Zigler.

According to the artist’s website, Natura Technica is a series of inkjet portraits of endangered species. Each image is made up of layers of data, research and information about that particular species. The resulting print has a significant amount of lost data and is a nice parallel for how imperfect scientific programs for saving these animals can be when applied in the real world.

Matt Zigler is an artist from the Raleigh area, but now resides in Maryland. His work combines nature, science and art; three aspects of the impulse to explore and create.

The Lucas Mansion Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email or visit
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Duke Energy, the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.