The family Corvidae embraces Crows, Jays, Magpies, and Nutcrackers. Members of this family are wonderfully intelligent, mysterious, and magical. Corvids are social, noisy, aggressive, playful, and mischievous. They eat anything from fruit and eggs to nuts and carrion. We see them playfully completing aerial maneuvers, in the company of eagles at a deer carcass feast, or being mobbed by small birds after raiding a nest. They will follow hunters, coyotes, or wolves and alert other scavengers to help open up a carcass; some cache seeds that if forgotten will become future trees. They mimic, they teach, they learn. They are iridescent and striking, and provide a rich source of inspiration to create art.
Curators invited artists to create work that tells a story about the ecology and/or mythology of this wonderful avian family. They are hoping to represent all Corvids and their allies – not just ravens or crows – so here is your chance to learn about magpies, jays and nutcrackers.
Curators – Jennifer Molesworth & Caryl Campbell.
DATES: Mar 13-May 1. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: www.confluencegallery.com