“Night Visions” Artist Exhibit/Sale and Meet the Artist Event at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center September 2 to October 30

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is unveiling a new art exhibit and sale called “Night Visions” starting on September 2 and ending October 30.

Fans of wildlife photography will also have an opportunity to meet photographer Johanna Turner on Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wildlife photography taken with a camera trap -- a remote camera triggered by a motion sensor -- reveals animals we might never see with our own eyes. Turner aims to take camera trapping to a new level, using her photos to tell a story and create a connection with our beautiful unseen world.

Photo by Johanna Turner

Photo by Johanna Turner

Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the funds from the sales will be donated to further arts programs in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

All ages are welcome and parking is free. The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located at 26876 Mulholland Hwy. Calabasas. For more information, call 805-370-2301.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park Service, it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, the recreation area preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo.