• Art Inspired by Birds

  • Art Inspired by Birds
  • Art Inspired by Birds
  • Art Inspired by Birds
  • Art Inspired by Birds
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People’s age-old fascination with birds has inspired an astonishing array of human creativity, from Greek myths to today’s Twitter logo. Once one starts to look (and listen!), one sees birds—and images of birds—everywhere. “Birds are a sign of warmer weather in the Northeast, so they’re a ‘natural’ theme for a spring show,” said guest curator Tristan Kirvin, adding, on a more somber note, that they also warn us of environmental fragility. “Spring Street Gallery’s mission is to promote art as a means of civic and social engagement,” said Executive Director Maureen Sager. “Environmental conservation is a topic on everyone’s minds, and we are glad to have the opportunity to bring so many artists and partners together to discuss it through art, music, storytelling, film, and more.”

The artists in this wide-ranging multimedia group show, organized by guest curator Tristan Kirivn and assisted by Associate Director Belinda Colón, include painters Gregory Scheckler and David Covey, photographers Tiina Bockrath, Rebecca Zeh, and Gray Morrison, installation artists Michael Whitney and Jason van Staveren, and video artist Yuko Edwards. The installation of the exhibition is by Belinda Colón; sound design is by visiting Skidmore media arts professor and contributing artist Adam Tinkle. Storyteller Joseph Bruchac of Ndakinna and musicians Adam Tinkle and Nicole Kuester will perform at the Opening Reception.