Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has organized Birds in Artannually, 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.
Karen Bondarchuk, My Name is Hubert and I am not an Owl, 2011, charcoal and ink on Hahnemuhle paper.
Karl Taylor, Bulbul on Rebar, 2011, acrylic on gessoed hardboard.
Exhibition organized by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.
Birds in Art is presented by the First Tennessee Foundation,the Henley W. & Peggy
H. Tate Museum Fund and the Ardath and Joel E. Rynning Museum Fund. Additional
support is provided by the Arts and Heritage Fund, Knox County and the City of Knoxville.