Opening Reception for
The Art of Flight: an Original Art Show and Sale
Thursday May 8, 2008 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Black Prince Winery
Exhibit schedule: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm May 09 through Sunday, May 25: 11am – 5 pm
From 2008 **New Event - THE ART OF FLIGHT **
by Terry Sprague:
Thousands of birds migrate through Prince Edward County annually en route to and from their nesting sites in the Boreal forest. The Art of Flight, a spring art show and sale will celebrate this miracle of migration through the creative flights of fancy among the many participating artists. The Art of Flight will be held in the art cellar at Black Prince Winery.
Proceeds from the show will go to support the migration monitoring of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO), specifically the monitoring of the fall migration of the Northern Saw-Whet Owls.
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, situated on the south eastern tip of Prince Edward County is an ideal migration monitoring location. In the bird research field, PEPtBO is rapidly gaining an international reputation as a significant site for the observation and study of many migratory bird species. In fact the south shore of Prince Edward County was designated an "Important Bird Area" by Bird Sites International, a UK based agency that advocates for bird conservation on a global scale. With over 300 bird species recorded at PEPtBO (there are only about 500 in all of North America) many people believe that PEPtBO will one day rival Point Pelee as the premiere bird site in Eastern Canada. It is the first land that birds see as they migrate north and the last land they find as the head south before crossing Lake Ontario.
Admission to The Art of Flight is free. Black Prince Winery is located just west of Picton at 13370 Loyalist Parkway. Visitors to the show will be able to sample Black Prince wine while viewing the wonderful art in the ‘Art Cellar'. This brightly lit room will house approximately 70 pieces of original art representing a variety of mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, pottery, photography and encaustic. The diversity of the art work provides an interesting mix for every buyer and every budget. Artists will be available during the show to discuss their work or answer any questions.
This event complements the Prince Edward County Birding Festival which runs from May 10 to May 18.