05 February 2007

Birds In Art - Arnot Museum

This past weekend a few friends and I took a trip down to Elmira, New York to visit the Arnot Art Museum. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum 'Birds In Art' special exhibit is showing there through the 18 February 2007. This is the final stop of the 2005 traveling tour. There are around 60 pieces in all with a few highlights like the spectacular "Resting Oystercatchers" by Ewoud de Groot from the Netherlands. This Oil on Linen piece was a real eyecatcher in the exhibit entrance hallway and turned out to be the real favorite of the whole show.

Another favorite was the malaysian Rhinoceros Hornbill acrylic by the Utah based artist Carel Brest Van Kempen. Carel has a great blog called 'Rigor Vitae A view through the eyes of a nature artist'

Please take the time to head down to the 'Arnot Museum' in Elmira if you have the chance. The admission is free on Saturday and Sunday and there are only two more weekends left to catch this show before it closes forever. Thanks very much to 'The Contemplative Nuthatch' for the photo above...as my camera is truly on its last legs.


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