Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
WAUSAU, Wisconsin (WFRV) – Birds have inspired art from ancient times to the present day.
One of the best places to see new art from around the world is here in Wisconsin.
This is the famous annual “Birds in Art” exhibition.
It never ceases to amaze me how so smart and skillful so many artists are in their shots of our fine feathered friends.
One of the cool things about the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is that you can get a close look at the adornments. Really up close. And then you can take pictures very close.
Some of the 92 pieces in this year’s exhibition are portraits with very detailed art.
One of the interesting paintings is an admiration of an American bald eagle by an artist in Belgium.
Other pieces represent birds that surround us in everyday situations.
Some artists tell a story in their approach to a painting or sculpture.
One of the images from this year is quite spooky, a possum with a chicken being shipped.
The nozzles used to create a blue parrot are a particularly unique medium.
Apparently, overlooking one of the exhibition galleries is a realistic peregrine falcon.
Hard work is that of a sculptor Gary Eigenberger, who lives in Green Bay. His work is called “Rock Overlook”.
He is one of eight Wisconsin artists at this year’s show. They are:
Terrill A. Knaack, Beaver Dam, with “Morning on the Marsh”.
Rebecca Korth, Marshfield, with “Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Hot Peppers”.
SV Medaris, Mont Horeb, with “Possum Defensive”.
John S. Miller, Madison, with “Whiskey Jack, the Camp Robber”.
Katie ann musolff, Fredonia, with “Plotting Their Next Move”.
Don Rambadt, Milwaukee, for “Understory”.
Jan McAllister Stommes, Owen, for “Love Bite”.
The annual exhibitions have a life beyond Wausau. Here are his next destinations:
+ Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York, March 28-May 20, 2022.
+ Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, June 24. 21, 2022.
+ Bozeman Art Museum, Bozeman, MT, Sept.15-Dec. 15, 2022.
+ Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, January 13 to March 26, 2023.
Before the exhibition travels to these cities, “Birds in Art 2021” will be on display until November 28 in Wausau.
Admission is always free to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and anyone can take photos.
Assemble lots of close ups like the compilation pic above, and “eyes” have it.