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January 30, 2016March 6, 2016

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Trident Gallery is pleased to present Nest, a third annual partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon to present a program of visual and performance art with a natural history theme.

This year’s program explores birds’ nests as wondrous natural objects, emblems of shelter, and monuments in the cycle of life and death.

Press: Review by Keith Powers, Cape Ann Beacon, 2/16/2016

On view are four prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America and two from his Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America drawn by his son John Woodhouse Audubon; a painting by Audubon’s associate and Massachusetts native Isaac Sprague; a remarkable series of photographs of nests by California artist and author Sharon Beals; photographs and a collage by Rosamond Purcell, Winston Boyer, and Nadine Boughton; and a drawing by Gabrielle Barzaghi.

On Saturday, February 6, at 7:00pm and again at 8:30pm, a program of performance art will develop the exploration and invite public participation. The Gallery will close at 5pm to prepare.

On Saturday, February 13, 5–7pm, the gallery will host a public wine and cheese reception to celebrate the exhibition.

Trident Gallery is delighted to be joined this year by the Rocky Neck Art Colony in establishing a winter tradition of exhibitions and programming celebrating the birds of Cape Ann and the nature of all Massachusetts in partnership with Mass Audubon, with the wider aim of reaffirming human continuity with the natural world and the power of art to deepen our sensibilities. Rocky Neck Art Colony’s exhibition of multi-media avian art For The Birds will be on view January 28 – March 6. See their announcement for details of the public reception, a talk on John J. Audubon by ornithologist Chris Leahy, an auction of artful birdhouses, and a raffle.

The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon is a professional art museum within New England’s largest conservation organization, connecting people and nature through art. Located on a wildlife sanctuary in Canton MA and directed by Amy Montague, the museum houses Mass Audubon’s extensive art collection and mounts exhibitions of art by internationally recognized artists inspired by nature. For further information, visit massaudubon.org/maba.