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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Birds at Sea" group exhibition at the first World Seabird Conference

Black Oystercatcher, Kirsten Chursinoff 2010

Two of my bird-themed textile art pieces are in this group show curated by Vancouver artist Robi Smith.

‘Birds at Sea’ art exhibition

1st World Seabird Conference, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada

September 7 to 11, 2010

AUGUST 25, 2010, VICTORIA, BC – The trouble with seabirds is that they spend most of their time out in the ocean, far from sight. Because of this, they are also often out of mind, leading in some cases to these birds quietly facing extinction.

An upcoming art exhibition in Victoria will give the public a chance to see some of these birds up close—including albatrosses, murres and puffins—as captured in photographs, painting and textiles by 6 accomplished artists from the west coast of Canada and the US. The exhibition is part of the 1st World Seabird Conference, the first ever gathering of seabird experts from around the world—more than 800 delegates from 40 countries. Part of the proceeds from sales of the artwork will go to support seabird research.

The artists featured in the exhibition:

Anne Hanson (BC), painting: http://oystercatchergirl.blogspot.com
Darlene Gait (BC), painting: http://www.onemoon.ca/
Kirsten Chursinoff (BC), textiles: http://www.chursinoff.com/kirsten/
Ram Papish (Oregon), painting: http://www.rampapish.com/
Robi Smith (Vancouver), mixed media: http://www.blue-lantern.ca/studio/
Ron LeValley (California), photography: http://www.levalleyphoto.com/

‘Birds at Sea’ is a free event open to the public. It will be on view in the Westcoast Room of the Victoria Conference Centre on Tuesday, September 7 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Wednesday, September 8 through Saturday, September 11 from 12 pm to 7 pm.

***Thanks Robi. I'm happy to be included in this exhibition!