Campus Connection.
February 2 , 2001 Volume 16, Number 20


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Audubon Prints On Exhibit

Pieces of "Audubon's Fifty Best" will soar in from Chicago's Kenyon Oppenheimer Gallery for a special exhibition Tuesday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, March 1 at the WIU Art Gallery. The exhibition will highlight naturalist artist John James Audubon's ornithological art selected from the newly released Oppenheimer-Field Museum limited edition of quality prints. Also displayed will be early works by Alexander Wilson, Titian Ramsey Peale, Mark Catsby, George Edwards, William Lewin, Francois N. Martinet and Eleazar Albin.

This is the Art Gallery's second exhibition in a new series of exhibitions exploring science, technology and art. A public reception to open the exhibit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Art Gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibition will be a poetry reading by WIU English professor Thomas Joswick titled "The Eye is the Light of the Body: John James Audubon and Early Ornithological Art and Literature." Joswick will present his research on Audubon with a biographical sketch and readings of poetry written "in the voice of Audubon" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Gallery.

The Art Gallery is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday during exhibitions. For more information about the event, call the 298-1587 or visit the Art Gallery on the web at www.wiu.edu/artgallery.

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