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RTPI Presents Prestigious Birds in Art Exhibit

Posted on Jul 11, 2017

RTPI will present “Birds in Art” beginning Saturday, July 15th.  Varied, mesmerizing perspectives and artistic insights into avian life are featured in the 41st annual “Birds in Art” exhibition.  Artwork marvels incorporating vivid colors, remarkable compositions, and striking poses – from whimsical to regal – by some of the world’s most talented artists comprise this year’s “Birds in Art” show.  RTPI will feature this exhibition through August 27, 2017.

Wren’s Larder by Jonathan Sainsbury

Artists strive to be chosen for the internationally renowned “Birds in Art”, organized annually by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Whether through woodcuts, bronze, or cut paper and feathers, “Birds in Art” artists highlight wide-ranging aspects of avian life through fresh perspectives, varied mediums, and thought-provoking themes.

Each fall at the Woodson Art Museum, the “Birds in Art” exhibition presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years by artists from the world over.  More than 500 artists annually – 581 in 2016 – submit their work for consideration by a jury of three professionals who winnow the field to about 100 works. The 2016 jurors were Mindy Moak, principal of MME Fine Arts, New York City; Michael Panhorst, curator of art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama; and Graeme Reid, director of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend.

Hunting in the Shallows by Arlene Rheinish

The subsequent “Birds in Art” touring exhibition, which comprises sixty artworks from the annual exhibition, travels to locations throughout the country. The 2016 tour venues are: Museum of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina, December 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017; Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 28 – June 25, 2017; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, New York, July 15 – August 27, 2017; Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, September 15 – November 18, 2017; Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, California, December 8, 2017 – January 25, 2018.

Join us for an opening reception to celebrate “Birds in Art” at RTPI on Thursday, July 27th from 5:00-7:00pm.  This free, public event will feature wine and cheese from Bag & String Wine Merchants and Reverie Creamery. Learn more about the “Birds in Art” exhibition at www.lywam.org.  For more information about this or other exhibits at RTPI call 716-665-2473 or visit www.rtpi.org.