Taking Flight: Artist Talk with Joseph Grice

Join Joseph Grice as he discusses his week-long artist residency at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute that took place in August of 2022. His exhibition, Joseph Grice: Taking Flight, features work that Grice created based on his research of the Peterson collection. During this program, Grice will discuss how he approached Roger Tory Peterson’s paintings from a technical aspect, investigating how Peterson created his illustrations and why he made these decisions. He will examine the ways that Roger’s illustrations influenced his own series of paintings, and how his legacy of art made Grice consider his own.

Joseph Grice is an illustrator from Jamestown, New York. He graduated in 2007 with an AS from Jamestown Community College and received his BFA from SUNY Fredonia in 2010. Grice feels as though birds are like living paintings, with their bright colors and patterns, and is always in awe of the complexity that each species displays. He also feels as though birds represent a certain type of freedom that humans are fascinated by and possibly long for in some way.

This program is free to all, and registration is required. Click the button above to register. You can also register by emailing us at events@rtpi.org or give us a call at (716) 665-2473 and speak to one of our Visitor Experience Associates. This program will be presented on Zoom. Please make sure you have access to Zoom in order to join this program.