Moving Targets on the Move

PiepgrassLeahGhostAfter a very ‘quick’ two months at Brushwood Center in Deerfield, IL, Steffi and I will be deinstalling Moving Targets and reinstalling part of it–the Passenger Pigeon Portrait Gallery–at the Art & Environment Gallery in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at UM Ann Arbor. It will remain there through October, so that the students and faculty who are off for the summer will have a chance to enjoy it. On the left is one of 16 works in the Portrait Gallery: “Ghost,” by Leah Piepgras, 16 x 16, acrylic on board. The portraits will be on display during Joel Greenberg’s talk at the UM Natural History Museum on September 19. The museum is featuring two exhibits on the Passenger Pigeon.

Overlapping with the exhibition in Ann Arbor will be a second installation of the Portrait Gallery at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY in the Fall.

In November/December, the exhibition will be reunited and will be shown in its entirety at the Gumberg Library, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. The exhibition will be in conjunction with a mini-conference in early December at which Joel Greenberg will be the keynote speaker. Between July – November, Moving Targets sans the Portrait Gallery is available for exhibition. I will post photos next week of the new installation in Ann Arbor.

For more information on the project, see a virtual tour of the exhibition, and hear podcasts of the artists discussing their work and research on the Moving Targets page of this web site (click in the menu bar above)!


About Ann T. Rosenthal

eco/community artist, educator, writer
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