web analytics

Posts Tagged "art"

RTPI Presents ‘Roger Tory Peterson’s Penguins’ February 8 – May 5, 2019

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019

RTPI Presents ‘Roger Tory Peterson’s Penguins’ February 8 – May 5, 2019

“’Comical’ – ‘Adorable’ – ‘The little fellow in the dress suit,’ et cetera. It is tempting to be anthropomorphic about penguins. Using human comparisons, it is easy to think of them as little clowns, the ridiculous dwarfs that enliven the circus, waddling with baggy pants across the arena for our amusement. They are far from that; they are not little people dressed in feathers. They are highly specialized birds dedicated to penguinism, a life molded by the cold impersonal sea, harsh climate, and the crowded colonies in which they reproduce.” Visit RTPI’s galleries beginning Friday, February...

Read More

Pieces Comprising Alberto Rey’s “Extinct Birds Project” Exhibition and Publication are Available for Purchase at RTPI

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Pieces Comprising Alberto Rey’s “Extinct Birds Project” Exhibition and Publication are Available for Purchase at RTPI

Alberto Rey’s Extinct Birds Project is comprised of a somber, beautiful exhibition showcasing his original paintings depicting the study skins of 18 now extinct bird species, and a companion publication which examines the collecting practices, causes for extinction, and politics of categorizing endangered birds. In addition to the poignant oil paintings which comprise the Extinct Birds Project exhibition, Alberto Rey created a series of watercolor illustrations for the companion publication by the same name. Many of the pieces created for the Extinct Birds Project are currently on display...

Read More

RTPI to host Holiday Open House on December 1st

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018

RTPI to host Holiday Open House on December 1st

RTPI invites you to our anuual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00AM – 6:30PM. Visitors will enjoy free admission into our galleries, light refreshments, and a chance to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. Guests will also have the opportunity to create bird-friendly ornaments (for a $5 donation), take a stroll on a whimsically-lighted nature trail, and roast marshmallows on our patio (from 3-6pm). This event is part of Swedish Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community...

Read More

RTPI to host screening of “From Billions to None”

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018

RTPI to host screening of “From Billions to None”

RTPI invites you to join us for a screening of “From Billions To None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight To Extinction” on November 8. The screening, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and sustainability committee in collaboration with RTPI, begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. At 6 p.m., artist Alberto Rey will give a tour of his “Extinct Birds Project” exhibition which is now on view in our galleries. The exhibition features 18 original works. Rey is a painter, filmmaker, writer, fly fishing guide, distinguished professor and founder/director of a youth fly fishing...

Read More

RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

The bird specimens so artfully depicted in Alberto Rey’s ‘The Extinct Bird Project’ exhibition, now on view at RTPI, are stunning studies of lifeless creatures that will never again be seen in the wild. Some of the birds represented in Rey’s paintings have been dead for over a century, but their preserved bodies are still available for researchers – and artists – to study in the country’s natural history museums, including the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI). These so-called ‘study skins’ are not taxidermy mounts, prepared with their aesthetic value in mind, but...

Read More