By Tim Kowols
A staple of the Miller Art Museum’s exhibition calendar returns this Saturday when Wildlife Biennial XVIII opens to the public. Since 1983, local and regional artists have captured nature in a variety of different media, including paintings, sculptures, and taxidermy, to be put on display. Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead says the subject matter has a lot to do with why the exhibition continues to be a popular draw for both artists and visitors.
The Wildlife Biennial opens at the Miller Art Museum with a reception on June 3 and runs until July 18. You can see some selections from the exhibition online with this story.
Works featured courtesy of the Miller Art Museum and the artists
1. Ellen Anderson, Returning, oil on canvas
2. Gary Eigenberger, Pygmy Owl, oil, tupelo
3. Bill Reid, Honey Badger Apiartist, painted steel (larger image file available upon request)
4. Gene Reineking, Prairie Speed, Oregon soapstone
5. Kim Russell, Duetto, ink
6. Cynthia Tumpach, Grand Teton Range, oil