The Lawrence Percolator, 913 Rhode Island St., is hosting an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday to mark the opening of "The Matter of Life," a ceramics exhibition by artist Michelle Rogne.
During her 11 years as a field biologist, Rogne concentrated on threatened bird species throughout the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Micronesia. The experience fueled her passion for conservation, and has continued to inspire her as an artist. The show, which opened as part of May's Final Friday events, will be open through July. In addition to the exhibit, Rogne is teaming with Monarch Watch for an event at the Percolator that will take place June 13.
Her work often depicts coral reefs, monarch butterflies and pangolins as well as their habitats. In her art, Rogne seeks to generate a discussion on our relationship to these species and how we can help ensure their survival.