Birds in Art

January 10 – February 22, 2020

Birds in Art features interpretations of avian wonders – from vibrant to tranquil – via original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created by artists around the nation. Whether in colored pencil, oil, pastel, wood, or bronze, artists depict the character, spirit, and habitats of birds of all kinds. Birds in Art is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art in Wausau, Wisconsin. The exhibition is made possible in part by funding from The City of Wichita Falls as administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture and MSU Texas with support from the Museum Trust.

Opening Reception
January 30, 5:30-7:30 P.M.
6 p.m. lecture presented by
Dr. Margaret Brown Marsden
Dean, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics & Engineering, and Associate Professor of Biology

Fold the Flock
Origami in the gallery during open hours

Alan Woollett, Puffins, 2018, Faber-Castell Polychromos pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper

Programming for Birds in Art

Free and open to the public, except as noted.

Weekend Workshop

Ink Painting Birds with guest artist Laura Gillis

January 18, 1:30-4:30 pm
WFMA Art Classroom

Birds in Art Lecture Series

With scientist, ornithologist, teacher and lover of art Dr. Margaret Brown Marsden, Dean of the McCoy College of Science, Mathematics & Engineering and Associate Professor of Biology

January 30, 6:00 P.M.
WFMA Cannedy Event Hall

February 6 and 13, 10 A.M.
MSU Life Long Learning Center
Open to LLC Members and Guests, for individuals 50 years or older. Please contact 940-397-4814 or for more information.

MSU Hoggard Reading Series

Dr. Jennie Case, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, University of Central Arkansas

Reading from her memoire, Sawbill: A Search for Place

February 12, 7 pm
WFMA Cannedy Event Hall

Audubon Great Back Yard Bird Count

Led by Dr. Margaret Brown Marsden

February 15
10 am Hot Chocolate and Bird Count Walk
11 am Wild Bird Rescue Education Station
12 pm Break
1:30 pm Watercolor Workshop
Museum Plaza at Sikes Lake

Weekend Workshop

Watercolor Birds

February 15, 1:30-4:30 pm
WFMA Art Classroom

Lecture and Exhibition Tour

“Art and Literature Bear Witness to Nature”
by artist and poet Judith Segura

February 20, 6:00 pm
WFMA Art Lounge