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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition

May 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sinnissippi Audubon presents World Migratory Bird Exhibition featuring the art of Guilford HS Students and Alice Hargrave. And a musical release by Micky Torpedo: Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway.
World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 14th in 2022) as migratory birds journey to nesting sites and on the second Saturday in October (October 8th in 2022) as they return to wintering areas.
Guilford HS Students, taught by teacher Lisa Doll, will be displaying 8″x8″ gouache paintings of bird species featured in National Audubon’s birds and climate change report. This report identifies bird species that will be impacted by the effects of climate change, if we do not make changes to reduce carbon emissions, limit other human impacts, and protect necessary habitat. You can find more information about the reports here: https://www.audubon.org/climate/survivalbydegrees

Artist Alice Hargrave, a photo based artist in Chicago, incorporates sound, video, and photographic imagery within layered site specific installations. Her project Last Calls, which will be featured in this exhibit, uses sound wave patterns of threatened bird vocalizations. Hargrave collaborated with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create this project. Last Calls is widely exhibited, most recently in Lianzhou, China, winning a 2020 Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, as well as the finalist award in 2019. Putting the work to work — the bird vocalizations are printed on glass to prevent bird collision. The birds themselves call out to other birds DO NOT FLY HERE ! The bird call patterns are also translated into “Haute Couture” garments by Dovima Paris where profits directly benefit the birds. Paradise Wavering Hargrave’s monograph (Daylight 2016) and extensive solo exhibition traveled to multiple venues across the United States. More of Alice’s work: https://www.alicehargrave.com/

We will also celebrate the release of Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway, a new album by Micky Torpedo, which features compositions based on specific bird songs from that flight path. Hard copies will be available for purchase and 10% of all sales will go to Sinnissippi Audubon Society.

Micky Torpedo is a composer, performer, and producer. He has collaborated and toured with various artists from throughout the country. His most recent releases included a series of instrumental albums based on the seasons. You can find out more at https://www.mickytorpedo.com/
Please enter on the Jefferson St. entrance.


May 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sinnissippi Audubon
Micky Torpedo
Alice Hargrave


304 N. Main
304 N, Main St.
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
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