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Press Release - International Art Exhibit Open to Public at ND Heritage Center and State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2014
Contact: Kim Jondahl
701.328.1476

International Art Exhibit Open to Public at ND Heritage Center and State Museum

BISMARCK – The public is invited to a temporary “Birds in Art” international exhibition at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, on display in the Sperry Gallery near the main entrance from March 10 through June 30, 2014. “Birds in Art” features 50 original paintings and 10 sculptures created by artists from around the world and selected by a jury. The traveling exhibit is organized annually by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Both the museum and exhibition have gained an international reputation attracting wildlife artists from around the world as well as lovers of bird art.

The artwork offers an array of intriguing perspective—a shadow on a tree trunk, tell-tale trace on a windowsill, a swallow in full burn around a massive oak. The exhibition also includes the lustrous, abstract sophistication of Simon Gudgeon’s bronze “Lyrebird” sculpture, almost six feet in height.

“We’re excited to offer this world-class touring exhibition for the public to experience,” said Kim Jondahl, Communications and Education director with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. “This exhibit offers a selection of the best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds by some of the world’s most talented artists.”

Birds in Art will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Find more information at history.nd.gov or call 701.328.2666.

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