Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Iowa's Natural Heritage

Baltimore Oriole (male)
photograph - © Bruce A. Morrison

They're baaaack!  Just moments ago I had 6 males and 1 female Baltimore Orioles out side the studio window, not over four feet away, fighting over the Humming Bird feeder - so good to have them home once more!  These are drop dead gorgeous/bright voiced birds...such a joy to have all spring and summer long.  

The photograph above was actually taken out the very same window here at the studio, and is part of an exhibit I'm participating in at the moment - "Iowa's Natural Heritage".  This new art exhibit will be starting at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa on Thursday, May 9th, and continuing through June 1st.

This is a "juried" show, meaning the artworks and photography went through a jury process to be voted in for inclusion in this show.  There are around 20 different artists participating and the show celebrates the "natural" heritage of Iowa!

I have 5 pieces in the exhibit - 1 photograph, 1 drawing, and 3 oil paintings.  But the exhibit also includes mixed media, ceramic, and other works including interpretive pieces...promises to be an excellent show!  There will be an artist's reception Thursday - May 9th, from 5 - 7p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Take in Iowa's Natural Heritage this month if you can!


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