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From Field to Frame: The Avian Art of Michael DiGiorgio

March 16, 2018 - May 3, 2018

The exhibit opens to the public on:

Saturday, March 17 and runs through May 3, 2018.

Essex, CT – The new Spring Exhibit at Connecticut River Museum is From Field to Frame: The Avian Art of Michael DiGiorgio. There is a member preview on Friday, March 16 at 5:30 pm.

Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized artist living in Madison, CT. His paintings and drawings have appeared in nature books and journals, including Birds of Brazil vol. 1 and 2, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Audubon Field Guide to Birds/Eastern and Western Region, and The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer. Mike recently completely revised the artwork for the new edition of Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds.

Mike has painted birds since he was five and studied bird painting under the late Don Eckelberry. Under Don’s critical eye, Mike developed his style emphasizing the character of the bird and its relationship to the environment. Committed to painting from life, Mike has traveled extensively to create field sketches of birds, plants, and habitat from all over the Americas, West Indies, Trinidad, and the Outer Islands of Britain.

Mike won the first ever Eckelberry Endowment Award from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for his Bird Illustration work. Mike’s paintings have been exhibited at numerous museums and institutes including the Roger Tory Peterson Institute; The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; and the The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

The Connecticut River Museum is the only museum dedicated to the study, preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its Valley. The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street, Essex and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. For questions, please call 860-767-8269 or log on to our website www.ctrivermuseum.org.

Photo Credit: Inca Jay by Michael DiGiorgio 2005


March 16, 2018
May 3, 2018

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