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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition – Opening Night
May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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.