New paper birds – adorned with memories, lovely comments, and sketches – continue flocking to the commemorative birch tree grove, Birds of a Feather: 40 Years Together. Visitors, invited to jot or draw Birds in Art memories, have responded enthusiastically. Be sure to visit before Birds in Art 2015, on view through November 29, flies away!
Birders know better than most the fleeting nature of outdoor birdwatching opportunities. An after-hours Woodson Art Museum tour this week introduced local birders to year-round in-gallery birdwatching opportunities.
Woodson Art Museum staff members spend a lot of time telling the Museum’s “story.” The story may change depending on who’s telling it, what project or message is the focus, and, of course, who the audience comprises.
When I walk through the Woodson Art Museum’s galleries featuring the 40th anniversary of Birds in Art, one piece catches my eye. Memory by Minnesota artist Wendy Brockman depicts a bird’s nest entangled with bittersweet. Something about the piece makes me view it closer and reflect.
Here's my take on a spotting-scope-like view of a few delightful paper birds perching in the commemorative birch tree grove, Birds of a Feather: 40 Years Together, in the the west gallery lobby area, where visitors are invited to jot or draw Birds in Art memories. Let us hear from you . . . what do you remember or impressed you most from a Birds in Art visit?
A visitor's guest blog post includes a poem and Birds in Art reflections. How does Birds in Art inspire you? Museum programs blending literature and the visual arts are offered Thursday, October 1, through Saturday, October 3, when 2014 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland leads an Art 101 presentation, a poetry reading & open-mic opportunity, and a Writing & Art Workshop.
While passing through the galleries on Friday afternoon, I talked to an older gentleman who was admiring a woodcarving by Wisconsin artist Todd Wohlt. It’s a sculpture of nine blue-breasted bee-eaters emerging from a block of cherry-colored bubinga.