You’re invited to
“Birds at Home”
an art exhibition exploring the relationships between people and birds – birds that are pets, farm animals, or visitors at a backyard bird feeder.
September 3 – October 10, 2016
Curated by Joanna Hartell, it features art work by
Robyn Almquist, Elizabeth Ennis, Donna Greenthal, Joanna Hartell, Margaret Heffernan, Ann Higgins, Kate Hyden, James Karpowicz, Pat Sprott, Valerie Taggart and Naomi Teppich.
Paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by these area artists focused specifically on the birds we see around our homes.
Humans often have a more direct connection with birds than other wild animals, because we love their songs, enjoy their aerobatics, and compulsively watch them. Birds are part of the human experience, and this show focuses on the relationship between humans and birds – at home, in the yard, and in our imaginations. We emphasize that birds have real personalities, like humans!
In addition, there will be several programs during the exhibition featuring bird-related activities in our region.
All are free at Morgan Outdoors:
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Catskill Exotic Bird Club founder Richie Chiger and other members of the club will talk about exotic birds (and elephants). There will be exotic and domestic pet birds at the presentation.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Birds in Sullivan County with John Haas and the Bashakill Area Association. John will be signing his book “A Birding Guide to Sullivan County, New York”. Great chance to find out where & when to find birds in our area, with special focus on the Basha Kill.
Sunday Oct. 9, 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Learn to fold Origami Birds with Joanna Hartell. The class will be easy enough for children (7 and up) and adults. Paper will be provided.