View, a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, will host an opening reception for seven new exhibitions, including For the Birds, a national avian-themed exhibition, and six solo exhibitions. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5 pm to 7 pm at View. Refreshments and light fare will be served.
The exhibitions include:
For the Birds – This open media vian-themed exhibition featuring 62 original works of art by 55 artists from across the nation which utilize birds as both primary subject matter and muse for expression and creation.
The Natural Side of Things: the Wildlife Art of David Kiehm – Named the BBC wildlife artist of the year in 2013, David Kiehm brings his paintings of owls, ravens and hawks and other fauna of the Upstate New York to View for this solo exhibition in the Vandervort Gallery. Kiehm will give a talk on his work in the gallery on Friday June 26, at 5 pm.
Melissa Groo: Glorious Birds – A self-proclaimed “wildlife biographer,” Melissa Groo is a wildlife photographer who uses her images to educate people about the marvels of the natural world. Groo was recently awarded the grand prize in the annual Audubon Photography competition. She will give a talk on her work in the Foley Gallery on Saturday June 27, at 3 pm.
Heikki Jaason: 606 Birdhouses – This is a singular work consisting of 606 original birdhouses which were created using reclaimed wood and recycled materials. The individual works are flights of whimsy, incorporating a variety of found materials such as screws, nuts and bolts, matchbook cases, playing cards, corn cobs and more.
Susan Luther Kiesel: Wild Wings – This is an exhibition documenting photographer, author, and outdoor enthusiast Susan Luther Kiesel’s many adventures in the woods, backyards and waters observing birds.
Ed Williams: Wildlife – The works begin as photographs and evolve into final prints that often raise questions about their exact nature. Through careful editing and processing, Williams achieves visual results in his work that make his subject matter, includes loons, pheasants, ducks and song birds, appear, at times, as paintings, drawings, or completely otherworldly.
Obsessive Construction the Strip Mall Art of Nate Katz – Nate Katz is a Cooperstown, NY based artist, whose strip mall drawings have been the subject of exhibitions in New York City and Cooperstown. His work consists of documenting and imagining/reimagining of the presence of manufactured architecture, big box stores and the visual language of sprawl.
For more information visit viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411.