Artist Reception for “Borders-illusions that constrain us”

The earth's western hemisphere as seen from space, with the words "Borders: illusions that constrain us | Art, Photography, Poetry | Birds of Vermont Museum" overlaying the planet image
What borders do birds encounter? 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?”
 
Thirty-three artists, photographers, and poets created works to speak to these ideas, and the Museum is pleased to share them with you.
 
Indoors: 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. [ Note: due to the novel coronavirus, we may be limited to 12 at a time indoors, so please consider coming early ]
 
Outdoors: Meet some of our artists, enjoy cool drinks (non-alcoholic, please bring your own mug/cup), discuss art and conservation, and relax in our pollinator sanctuaries.
 
Included with Museum admission
Open Weds – Sun • 10 – 4
 
Artists, Photographers, Poets:
Alexandra Ottas
Alison Forrest
Alison DeGraff Tombolo
Betty (BJ) Wood Gray
Carol Kiewit Leinwhol
Carol MacDonald & Barbara K. Waters
Carol McDowell
Caroline Siegfried
Chris Selin
Dana Walrath
Deana Allgaier
Diana Dunn
Diana Osborn
Geoffrey Swanson
James Frase-White
Jane Ploughman
Juniper
Kateland Kelly
Katherine (Kate) Guttman
Kelly Bixby
Lily Hinrichsen
Linda & Kerry Hurd
Madara Tropa
Marcia Vogler
Maya F
Meili Stokes
Miriam Adams
Nancy Stone
Nicole Knowlton
Nikolas Kotovich
Prudence
Rebecca Rosenthal
Sharon Radtke
 
Artist Gathering for Borders: Illusions that Constrain Us
 
Art, Photography, Poetry
Special Exhibit • June — October
Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road • Huntington, Vermont
 
Background image courtesy of NASA
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/581/earth-by-suomi-npp/
 
 
 

Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ July Meeting and Carve-in

three women, wearing fabric masks and physically distancing, converse while carving birds from wood at the Birds of Vermont Museum's walk-in treehouse

The Museum is delighted to host the Green Mountain Wood Carvers (GMWC) May July Carve-In!

The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” at different sites around the state. They also host an annual show and class in Morrisville in August.

At the Carve-In, members will be working on a variety of carving projects.

Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

** Note, carvers will be meeting in the Treehouse and (weather permitting) on the lawns nearby.

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers Website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

Borders: illusions that constrain us | 2020 community art show

Flyer for art show -Borders: illusions that constrain us- showing planet earth from space on a black background. Show of art, photography, poetry open June- October 2020.

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”

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Deadline for submissions to Borders: Illusions that constrain us

Borders: illusions that constrain us [a call to artists]

Today’s the day! Submit artworks in any media, by new or returning artists, of any age, to our Borders: illusions that constrain us 2020 art show.

Visual, written, and multi-media works may be considered. Submit up to 3 pieces by sending no more than three (3) .jpgs showing them to museum@birdsofvermont.org. Please put “Submission for Borders art show” in the email subject. Please include contact information and a description of work (media, artwork size, when made, etc.).

Entries are due by Monday, March 16, 2020.

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See it. Sketch it. Bird It.

nature journaling and sketching materials

Learn techniques for observing, describing, sketching, and identifying birds that will immediately help you become a better birder. We use life-like woodcarvings. No prior drawing ability required.

Limited to 12

Contact Library (878-4918) for registration information.

Carving shown is a Red-breasted Nuthatch, carved by Bob Spear.
Books pictured include Sibley’s Field Guide to Birds, Law’s Guide to Drawing Birds, and Johnson’s First Steps: Sketching and Drawing.

 

Call to Artists: Borders

Borders: illusions that constrain us [a call to artists]

Borders

illusions that constrain us

A Call to Artists from the Birds of Vermont Museum

What borders do birds encounter? Our maps do not typically reflect the territories they perceive, the ranges they travel, or the barriers they comes 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 will these encounters and connections alter us, birds, and the borders themselves?

We seek works that share visions of birds, borders, and boundaries, now and into the future, for our 2020 art exhibit, Borders.

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Deer Ornaments: One-Day Carving Class with Dave Tuttle (FULL)

deer (fawn) ornament by D. Tuttle: carved from wood and painted

Carve and paint pair of wee deer ornaments during this one-day carving class! Wood blank, paint, snacks, and coffee provided.

All levels welcome. Bring your own tools and gloves if you have them; if you don’t, let us know. Dave often brings some knives, gloves, etc. to sell. Please bring your lunch.

Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission; this is also great for Scout badges!

Class is FULL — email us if you’d like to hear about future carving classes.

See it. Sketch it. Bird It.

Person seated in camp chair own a lawn near blooing flowers, drawing or writing on large pad pof paper.

Enjoy an interactive program using bird carvings and other items to teach techniques for observing and identifying birds.

Especially recommended for those who want to become better birders or who are interested in art.

Register by contacting the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton: call (802) 453-4471 or email russellmemlibrary@gmail.com

Grow Where You’re Planted (for NEMA Conference attendees)

Hummingbird and eggs carved by Bob Spear, and real nest.

Grow Where You’re Planted: engaging art and science in conservation

Just for NEMA conference-goers!

Visit the Birds of Vermont Museum for

  • A slightly-guided exploration of the Museum and its nearest grounds
  • A See it, Sketch It program, blending art with scientific observations
  • A conversation about how art and science approaches connect both individual perspectives and common needs

The Birds of Vermont Museum integrates elements of one man’s vision into a whole that highlights art, science, and conservation. Join us this afternoon to discover what we offer, build your own art-science practice, and discuss how these approaches together grow a conservation ethic.

REGISTER with NEMA https://nemanet.org/conference-events/conference/2019-conference/sessions-and-events/