Borders: illusions than constrain us is our 2020 art show, where we invite creators and viewers to ask (and even answer) “What do borders mean for birds and which of these are constructs of our imagination?”
Thirty-six artists, photographers, and poets had their work selected for this year’s show. Creators include beginners and established professionals of all ages. Visitors are invited to explore the visual and written art at their own pace, to be inspired, to ask questions, and to browse through the book of artists’ statements.
Show is open through October • Included with Museum admission
Some originals are for sale, and some artists have prints, cards, and other items for sale in our gift shop as well.
About the theme “Borders: illusions that constrain us”
What borders do birds encounter? Our maps do not typically reflect the territories they perceive, the ranges they travel, or the barriers they come across. How do birds’ boundaries connect to human borders? To those of other species? Edges of things—physically, spatially, temporally— raise questions, not least of which is “Is it really there?”
We ponder this, wondering, how do and how will these encounters and connections change us, birds, and the borders themselves?
Artists and photographers include:
Alison D. Ollivierre
Betty (BJ) Wood Gray
Carol Kiewit Leinwhol
Carol MacDonald & Barbara K. Waters
Linda & Kerry Hurd
Follow along as we post about our Featured Artists in social media this year.
If all goes well, we will host a reception/meet the artists event in July.