In October, two Birds in Art artists will lead programs for all ages during separate residencies at the Woodson Art Museum, and a visiting author will convey lessons from the passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago. An array of avian-themed programs animates the 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view through November 16.More »
A Woodson Art Museum exhibition and fall programs led by an artist in residence and a guest author highlight lessons that can be learned from the passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago.
Project Passenger Pigeon, a nationwide educational initiative marking the centennial of the species’ extinction was the impetus for the Woodson Art Museum exhibition Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America, on view through July 2015.
CWSO executive director Ann Huntoon and I wanted to connect the sister arts – musical and visual – while adding venue opportunities for Symphony members and advanced students and another dimension for visitors to Thursday evening Museum hours during Birds in Art.
Ann and I quickly learned that our professional lives crisscross in a number of interesting ways:More »
Sometimes during staff meetings, if I’m not paying close attention or, at the other end of the spectrum, appear overly enthusiastic about an idea or program, I’m elected to lead it. This blog post is an example of the latter and an example of how my zealous attitude and punchy optimism allowed me to craft one of the most memorable Birds in Art experiences this fall.
Seventy artists journeyed to the Woodson Art Museum in early September to celebrate the opening of the 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition. While their schedule of receptions, lectures, and demonstrations for the public fill up the time from Thursday to Saturday evening, Sunday affords opportunities for optional activities. This year, we invited artists to participate in an extra special visit to the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo.More »
What secret sauce whets someone’s appetite to pursue a passion for art, birding, or both? Maybe it starts when a child assembles and customizes a birding journal cover. Perhaps it continues through careful observation while sketching basic body shapes and then characteristic details of crest, mask, or beak – all while seated in Woodson Art Museum galleries or on a tree stump in the field.More »