FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 23, 2016
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums
“Birds in Art” and “Our Feathered Friends” – two new exhibitions bring art and nature together at the Museum of York County
ROCK HILL, SC – An annual touring exhibition featuring artists from around the world and an exhibition of local student artwork featuring the birds of the Carolina Piedmont come to the Museum of York County. Both exhibitions embody the Museum of York County’s enduring theme of the convergence of art and nature.
“Birds in Art” features over sixty works of art, including paintings, sculpture and graphics, that portray avian life. Organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, “Birds in Art” is in its 41st year as an annual touring exhibition. Over 500 artists from around the world submit their work every year to be juried into the exhibition. Through varied mediums and themes, the artists offer fresh perspectives and capture a wide range of aspects of avian life.
“Birds in Art” is on exhibit in the Museum of York County’s Springs Gallery from Dec. 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017.
Complementing the touring exhibit is a display of local student artwork inspired by the birds of the Carolina Piedmont. “Our Feathered Friends” is an exhibit of two-dimensional work organized by art teachers from 11 elementary schools in York County. Each elementary school’s art teacher developed a lesson around the topic of native SC birds, integrating science and social studies standards into the visual art curriculum.
“Our Feathered Friends” is on exhibit in the Museum of York County’s Nature Nook Gallery from December 3, 2016 – March 26, 2017.