The Missouri State Museum and Rozier Gallery will present the work of Noppadol Paothong, staff photographer for the Missouri Department of Conservation. The exhibit, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, will share images from Paothong’s book, “Save the Last Dance – A Story of North American Grassland Grouse.” It will also include some of Paothong’s favorite images that showcase the beauty of wildlife and nature. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31.
Noppadol Paothong is a nature photographer and has focused on documenting rare and endangered species. For over a decade, he has worked primarily on grassland grouse and their fragile habitat. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including Pictures of the Year International, National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, Audubon Photo Contest, Outdoor Writers Association of America Photo Contest and Missouri Photojournalist of the Year. He lives with his wife and daughter in Columbia, Mo.
The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is located in the Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 101 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, Mo., 65101. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum office at (573) 751-2854. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, go to mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site