Birds in Art 2013

May 25, 2013–August 18, 2013


Karen Bondarchuk, My Name is Hubert and I am not an Owl

Karen Bondarchuk, My Name is Hubert and I am not an Owl, 2011, charcoal and ink on Hahnemuhle paper.

Karl Taylor, Bulbul on Rebar

Karl Taylor, Bulbul on Rebar, 2011, acrylic on gessoed hardboard.

Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has organized Birds in Art annually, seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. 2013 marks the second year that the McClung Museum has hosted this traveling exhibit.

This touring exhibit presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created in the last two years by artists from the world over, and celebrates the timeless appeal of birds through fresh artistic interpretations. The annual Birds in Art show was also exhibited at the museum in 2009.

Visitors can expect such works as: the sleek warmth of Lucinda Kate McEachern’s bronze plumed whistling duck; the stark contrast of a bulbul bird against rusted rebar in a Karl Taylor acrylic painting; and Hubert the bright-eyed screech owl in charcoal and ink on paper by Karen Bondarchuk.