March 21 – July 21, 2017
Reception June 24, 2017 4:30 - 6 PM
March 21 – July 21, 2017
Reception June 24, 2017 4:30 – 6 PM
March 3, 2017 (Winchester, MA)__ What draws us to the birds? Is it the carefree flight or energetic purpose? Is it the avian song that thrills us, their soft flicks and twitches, or the knowing cocked head and one watchful eye? The Griffin Museum brings 64 photographs by 61 photographers to Downtown Crossing to spark an interest in the birds of “Aviary.”
The “Aviary” exhibition will run at our satellite gallery, Griffin Museum @Lafayette City Center Passageway in Downtown Boston, MA. “Aviary” will be ongoing from March 21, 2017 until July 21, 2017. A reception will take place on June 24, 2017 4:30 – 6 PM.
The Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of photography Paula Tognarelli is the curator of the exhibition “Aviary.” She says, “Birds can represent both the crises and jubilations of the times. For example, the “caged bird” is a metaphor for being trapped or confined.” Tognarelli says more about birds that “Poets invoke them. Filmmakers cast them. Writers describe them. Even the Post Office has a stamp of them. The bird long ago wove its way into man’s daily experience.”
The selected artists are: Roger Archibald, Rick Ashley, Karen Bell, Patricia Bender, Meg Birnbaum, Melissa Borman, Jenna Mulhall-Brereton, Kelly Burgess, Patty Carroll, Rebecca Clark, Heidi Clapp Temple, Robert Dash, Cori DiPietro, Alex Djordjevic, Tsar Fedorsky, Diane Fenster, Fran Forman, Conrad Gees, Steve Gentile, Daniel George, Aubrey Guthrie, Barbara Hayden, Janet Holmes, John Holmgren, Carol Isaak, Ellie Ivanova, Paul Jett, Doug Johnson, Paul Kessel, Molly Lamb, Laurie Lambrecht, Honey Lazar, Daniel Long, Ingrid Lundquist, Kerry Mansfield, Denise Marcotte, Alysia Macaulay, Cheryl Medow, Bibiana Medkova, Yvette Meltzer, Donna Moore, Paul Murray, Rebecca Palmer, Jane Paradise, Lori Pond, Esther Pullman, Becky Ramotowski, Katherine Richmond, Paula Riff, Joshua Sarinana, Wendi Schneider, Sara Silks, Felice Simon, Vicky Stromee, Don Swavely, Donna Tramontozzi, Marie Triller, Emily Vallee, Ellen Wallenstein, Dianne Yudelson, and Andrea Zampitella.
The Griffin Museum is thankful to these 60 photographers for sharing their 63 birds’ eye views. The Griffin Museum is also thankful to Lafayette City Center and the Boston Downtown Business Improvement District for their ongoing support.
The Lafayette City Center Passageway is located at 2 Ave De Lafayette Boston, MA 02111. The exhibition is brought to the public courtesy of the Lafayette City Center and Boston Downtown Business Improvement District and the Griffin Museum of Photography.