WILMINGTON — The Revolving Museum, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster and the Sizer School are showcasing their artworks created in Fitchburg as part of Pete Myer’s “Birds of a Feather” photographic exhibition at Beyond Benign and the Warner Babcock Gallery and Laboratory Space.
Pete Myers, a leading scientist in the field of environmental health, is showcasing more than 50 photographs of birds from the east coast near his home in Virginia, from the California coastline, and also from his travels around the world for speaking engagements. The images are breathtaking and capture birds in a number of rarely seen natural states.
“The Revolving Museum is thrilled to be partnering with Warner Babcock and Beyond Benign by involving young people, artists, educators, and community members in collaborative groundbreaking art and science public art projects, exhibitions, and events,” said Revolving Museum Founder/ Director Jerry Beck. “This will allow our vision to expand and be impacted by an extraordinary team of scientists and help bring awareness to the green movement.”
Beck and local artist/educator Casey Taylor worked with the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster students Olivia Hastings Shauna Forten, Dayanara Garay, Carlina Velez, Shauna Thornton, Zoey Ellis, Luis Malave and Maddie Hammar to create “Bird-Land,” a series of sculptures that transformed tree branches, leaves and flowers into a celebration of birds and how they animate the wonders of nature through their beauty, flight and songs. The project was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s explorations with flying machines, the nature of air and bird flight.
The other special project was organized by Sizer School teacher Jamie Aubuchon that included seventh-grade technology students in the creation of a dynamic, complex and beautiful 6-footby 6-foot photo-collage quilt of birds. Through the use of Adobe Photoshop, students learned how to creatively alter and transform the images that express a wide range of graphic experiments.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Warner and Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry and Beyond Benign is located at 100 Research Drive in Wilmington. For more information, call Jerry Beck at The Revolving Museum at (978) 590- 3759.