The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) is promoting a metal art exhibit that calls attention to the vast array of biodiversity found in Kentucky.

The exhibit’s aluminum images, primarily taken from the KSNPC book, “Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity,” depict an ecosystem of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic to Kentucky and found nowhere else in the world. Various-sized images on 20 aluminum plates lend a 3D effect, producing layers of vivid color and accurate detail.

The art will be on display in the Morrison Gallery, James S. Owen Building, Room 102, at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Rd., Elizabethtown April 15 through May 3. The Morrison Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT and is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Morrison Gallery, contact Rachel L. Ray, gallery coordinator, at (270) 706-8507 or via e-mail at

More information about the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission ia available by calling (502) 573-2886 or e-mailing