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Long Branch Plantation Hosts Doug Pifer Exhibit

Long Branch Plantation will host an exhibition of works by local artist Doug Pifer from April to August 2015. Long Branch invites community members to attend a preview night April 17

Over the last 30 years, Pifer’s illustrations have been featured in numerous books, with pieces currently residing at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, Pa.

Subjects for this exhibit will be life sized portraits of various farm animals.  Pifer’s works emphasize that historically, animals were well known by all, including those who lived in cities, as a result of the way humans and animals interacted.  Horses were the main form of transport and were used by everyone, while chickens were kept for their ability to produce eggs, but also served as a source of meat for many.

In addition to preview night, Pifer’s pieces will be available to view on the weekends when Long Branch opens for the season on Memorial Day.  Viewings are available other times by appointment.

For information, visit or call 540-837-1856; the Plantation is located at 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce.