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.