"As The Crow Flies", was selected for the 2016 Crow Show, at The Studio Door, in San Diego. It's my first tryptic painting, please come and support the show if you can! Here's all the information.
A Celebration of Black Birds
Exhibition Dates: February 5 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: February 6, 6 - 9 PM
The Crow Show returns to mark the first anniversary for the North Park art gallery and studios. The visual arts exhibition showcases 50 diverse artworks from around the continent including works from Greater San Diego. The uniquely themed exhibition of visual art has been curated by Michelle Deziel, Independent Curator and Art Consultant [Former Curator with Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena]. The festivities kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, March 6 and a special night of music in the gallery with San Diego quartet HM3 with DJ Teelyn on Wednesday, February 17.
Best in Show: Photographer Michele McCain (Encinitas, CA), Painter Tina Dille (Tehachapi, CA) and Mixed-Media artist Janice Meister (Crete, IL).
Throughout the world, crows and ravens have taken on a special significance due to their dark presence in the skies and their surprising interaction in our communities.
In folklore, they appear frequently as both the hero and the villain. They arrive as tricksters, disguised sorcerers and experienced travelers. For some, the raven is associated with death, war and evil. For others, the crow appears with great wisdom, fertility and good news. The stories are as complex and surprising as the birds themselves.
Look out your window and you may spy these birds living among you. Crows and ravens are members of the Corvidea family, along with magpies and blue jays. They are found all over the globe with the only exception of Antarctica. The are considered to be extremely intelligent, social creatures.
In the art world, these magnificent birds appear with meaning and symbolism. The artist’s creative fascination makes them the perfect subject for an in-depth exploration of art being created by today’s artist. Visit The Crow Show '16 to see how artists question the meaning of Crows and Ravens in today’s world.