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Lindsay Wildlife Museum: See their fantastic “Birds in Art” exhibition

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 6:36 am in Art exhibit, Birds, Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Kingfisher photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum is sole West Coast Venue for prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibition

A traveling exhibit of some of the world’s finest contemporary artworks about birds will make its only West Coast stop at Lindsay Wildlife Museum from Feb. 15th through April 18th. Featuring a truly international group of sculptors and artists from 10 countries, the juried show was curated by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin.

Coot photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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From super-realism to highly creative works, the 60 artists in the exhibition explore a variety of techniques, ideas and species in two or three dimensions. Arizona artist Adele Earnshaw uses traditional oil on canvas to depict barn swallows jetting past freshly laundered sheets on a clothesline, while the German artist Ron Meier uses linocut on paper to depict a bright red ibis contrasted against a dramatic green scrim of plants, water and lily pads.

A new “found” medium is seen this year in Corvus Deflatus, in which a sculptural crow is made using tire scraps scavenged along the highway by Kalamazoo artist Karen Bondarchuk.

The Birds in Art exhibit is free with general admission to Lindsay Wildlife Museum, which is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday 12-5 p.m.

The museum is located at 1931 first Ave., Walnut Creek. More details at 925-935-1978

For prices and additional extended hours during school holidays, check the museum’s Web site at http://www.wildlife-museum.org

Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum exhibits a collection of live, native California animals, a hands-on discovery room for children, a pet education section with domestic animals, changing exhibits, scores of educational programs, and a wildlife rehabilitation hospital that treats about 6,000 animals every year.

This exhibit is REALLY for the birds and you definitely don’t want top miss it! /Gary

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