PenguinArt by Kate Garchinsky

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AUDUBON, PA — Opening Reception on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – NOON
Live book readings by Kate Garchinsky (10:30 am) and Ponder Goembel, Artist(11:00 am)
Show hangs through Saturday, November 15, 2014

This special exhibit, displayed in the historical childhood home of John James Audubon, will honor the life and loss of the Passenger Pigeon. Once the most numerous bird in North America and possibly the world, the Passenger Pigeon met its extinction at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 2014. Not a “messenger pigeon,” “carrier pigeon,” or a “homing pigeon,” the Passenger Pigeon was a wild force of nature that mesmerized anyone who witnessed it, including John J. Audubon. Despite its abundance, in just a few short decades of the 19th century, the Passenger Pigeon was extinguished forever through the careless exploitation of humans. The centennial of its extinction is a teachable moment. Learn more at Project Passenger Pigeon.

The show features Kate Garchinsky’s new collection of children’s book illustrations in mixed media, plus sketches and studies of the Passenger Pigeon on paper. Her iPad drawings will be on display in a digital picture frame slideshow.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Michael Adams (www.michael-adams-studio.com/)
Kate Garchinsky (http://pigeonart.com/)
Ponder Goembel (http://pondergoembel.com/)
Mallary Johnson
Brigida Michopulos
Lisa Lapoint Roese (http://www.jimroese.com/lisaroese/)

RSVP on the event’s Facebook Page.

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WAUSAU, WI —  From September 2, 2014 through July, 2015, the Woodson Art Museum presents Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America. The exhibition comprises artistic portrayals of extinct and endangered species, including the great auk, passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet, heath hen, and Labrador duck, which are recent extinctions – designated as lost since 1500.

The museum’s curator of collections, Jane Weinke, based the theme of the exhibition on Project Passenger Pigeon, an initiative throughout North America to mark the centenary of the bird’s extinction on September 1, 1914. The exhibit includes two of Kate Garchinsky’s passenger pigeon illustrations, drawn from the extinct bird collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel in Philadelphia, PA. Both illustrations were recently featured in the American Birding Association’s Birding magazine (May/June 2014).

The exhibition has four categories; Passenger Pigeon, Too Late: Modern Extinctions, Wisconsin Stories, and Successes. The Museum’s extensive collection and a few loans provide the 30 works in the exhibition, including sculptures and drawings by The Lost Bird Project‘s Todd McGrain, and  passenger pigeon paintings by the “dean of U.S. wildlife artists,” Owen J. Gromme. Original drawings of the ivory-billed woodpecker by Don Richard Eckelberry are also included. Eckelberry’s April 1944 sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker is universally accepted as the last official species record.

 For more information, contact Kate Garchinsky at kategarchinsky@gmail.com, or visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s website.

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April 1-30, 2011
“Water” Juried Show
Newark Arts Alliance
Newark, Delaware
Entry: White Clay Creek Snow Melt

March 4-5, 2011
NOMAD Artists First Friday
Artspace Lansdowne
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Sold: Dead Bird I: Juvenile Cardinal (Window Collision)

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I hope all of November is this good.

Drumroll, please

NAPPA Gold

Last week I received word from American Laundromat Records that our project, Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies has received the following music awards:

– 2010 NAPPA Gold Medal (Music: Lullabies category)
– Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award (CDs: Sleep Aids category)

It’s a fantastic feeling to receive such great positive feedback on a project so close to my heart. Special thanks to ALR and all the artists who donated their time and talent for the children and families of The Valerie Fund.

The Art of Giving

This Saturday I will join some of my favorite artists in Philadelphia in the No Name Art Group‘s Art of Giving exhibit and fundraiser at B Square Gallery. The opening will be a warm mix of wine and charity, with artists’ work printed on wine bottles donated by local wineries, and all proceeds benefitting Philabundance.

No Name Art Group Art of Giving

Why Philabundance? Because Philabundance is the Philadelphia area’s largest hunger relief charity, and much of Philadelphia is starving due to poverty and suffering from malnutrition. From the website:

Food poverty—the lack of access to nutritious, affordable food—is present in every community. From children and seniors to the increasing number of working poor, hunger affects close to a million individuals throughout the Delaware Valley. Philabundance provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week through our direct services and network of 500 member agencies including emergency food kitchens, food cupboards, senior centers, and more. We serve low income residents at risk of hunger and malnutrition, of which 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens. These services are accessed by vulnerable populations such as those with disabilities or suffering from mental illness, as well as families slipping through the hunger safety net. The Federal Poverty Line formula disregards the qualifying poor who receive food stamps but live above the poverty line. It also doesn’t acknowledge the working poor who make too much to collect welfare, but are unable to make ends meet, in spite of being part of the workforce.

In response to these challenges, Philabundance has taken a strong hold of the hunger issue in the Delaware Valley. By collaborating with the food industry and others committed to ending hunger, we are able to reach more people than ever before, with the goal to make nutritious food accessible to all.

Please read these articles about hunger in Philadelphia:

A Portrait of Hunger

Food that’s as Poor as the Family

Your help is needed. If you can’t make the Art of Giving opening, please give Philabundance a direct donation of money or canned goods. You know you have a can of something in that pantry that you’ll never eat.

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Owl Flush by Kate Garchinsky

Now that my heron painting has sold for Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (thank you, Coral and Cadie!), I can start blabbing about The Art of Giving exhibit (November 6, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia). My painting, “Owl Dream,” will be on display alongside a few dozen other original pieces of art to raise funds and awareness for Philabundance. Read more at (no name) Art Group’s website, Facebook, or Philabundance’s site. If you plan to attend the opening, please be sure to let me know! There will be wine…

Also, I’ve added new samples to my Design page, and created a folio specifically for Products I’ve designed and developed. This replaces the “Side Projects” page I originally had in its place. I’ll keep posting about my side projects here on my blog. Tidier and simpler.