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Purchase Birds in Art Catalogues

The Woodson Art Museum documents its annual Birds in Art exhibitions with well-designed, fully illustrated, four-color catalogues. Get details and purchase the 132-page 2017 Birds in Art catalogue now via this link. See a list of artists featured in this publication.
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Woodson Art Museum Presents 2016 Birds in Art Exhibition

An array of fresh perspectives and artistic insights by more than 100 worldwide artists comprises the internationally renowned 2016 “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. The 2016 exhibition presents artworks by 112 artists in total: 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk, 20 who have been named Master Artists during previous “Birds in Art” exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by three jurors who reviewed 918 entries submitted by 581 artists.
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Woodson Art Museum Honors 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk

The Woodson Art Museum's 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk will be honored during the Museum’s 41st annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27. Bondarchuk will present the Master Artist Talk on opening day, Saturday, September 10, 9:30-10:30 am.
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Sandhill-Crane Sculpture Graces Grounds

See a towering sandhill-crane sapling sculpture created by Boston artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as The Myth Makers, who create site-specific sculpture from ephemeral materials. For “The Dance,” Dodson and Moerlein were inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time.
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Post-it® Note Promises

Whenever I participate in some sort of large, group gathering for work, I always leave with “Post-it® Note promises,” whether literal or in the form of a mental note. These notes consist of follow-ups and reminders for myself stemming from conversations with members of the group. As is true for many people, meetings with staff or community members always yield mental notes, which are usually fairly easy to address and check off the list. Multi-day events, though, like the opening of Birds in Art is another story.
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Seek and Find Inspirational Spark

Make up your own seek-and-find game to play when you visit the Museum to experience Birds in Art with friends and family this fall. Which artworks incorporate the mere suggestion of a bird, perhaps with only a feather, a shadow, or traces left on a sandy shore?
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Stress Baking

Finding ways to cope in stressful situations varies from person to person. Some take the healthy route – hours in the gym or a miles-long run. Several friends advocate for yoga. Occasionally, a glass of wine or a cocktail can soothe shattered nerves. For years, I’ve opted for this: when tension puts calm thinking at risk, I take refuge in my kitchen. I take a deep breath, choose one of hundreds of recipes I’ve saved, and mix flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients into baked goods – mostly cookies.
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Paris.

Paris. Louvre. Mona Lisa. Montmartre. All words describing their beauty and majesty have been lauded upon them and exhausted a million visitors ago. I had the privilege of returning to Paris and traveling with my seventeen-year-old daughter on her inaugural trip – a truly fabulous experience. She was likewise at a loss for words.
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