In the new exhibit, Unfriendly Skies: Birds, Buildings, and Collisions, 17 artists investigate bird deaths in Baltimore.
Rose Anderson, Sandy Anderson, Miranda Brandon, Stephanie Garmey, Aaron Heinsman , Brian Henry, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Ursula Marcum, Lisa Moren, Timothy Nohe, Jenny O’Grady, Lynne Parks, Ben Piwowar, Nicole Shiflet, Nick Clifford Simko, Chris Siron, and Van Wensil mourn the loss of these beautiful creatures , and explore elements such as light pollution and building collisions, which kill as many as 1.3 billion birds each year in North America.
The efforts of Lights Out Baltimore and related conservation programs provide the inspiration for their work. Lights Out Baltimore is a special committee of the Baltimore Bird Club which seeks to make Baltimore safe for migratory birds. Volunteers monitor downtown streets during migration seasons, rescuing injured birds and collecting fatalities for research with the hope to encourage dark skies and bird-friendly building design.
This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs in the Silber Art Gallery in the Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum on Goucher’s campus from Tuesday, March 31, through Sunday, May 3. The art can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, April 10, 6-9 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 7:30 p.m.
Visit goucher.edu/silber or call 410-337-6477 for more information.