Artist Lecture by Michael DiGiorgio, Nature Artist

Essex Meadows

May. 19, 2016, 04:30 am

30 Bokum Road, Ste. 1
203-259-0416 ext. 404

“John J. Audubon and Roger Tory Peterson and the next generation in Scientific Illustration”
Audubon and Peterson used their artistic talent and powers of observation to excite and awaken interest in the natural world through their sketches, drawings, and paintings. Today, the legacy of Audubon and Peterson continues through multiple editions of field guides updated for new generations.
Connecticut resident and nature artist, illustrator, and painter, Michael DiGiorgio, will provide an in-depth view of our favorite estuary birds as seen through a lens and executed by the paintbrush of a professional, ornithological illustrator. Learn some of the secrets of today’s illustrators and the techniques available to them as they capture details of our avian friends along the Connecticut River. DiGiorgio’s paintings and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, including Audubon’s Field Guide to Birds/Eastern and Western Region. Michael DiGiorgio not only knew Roger Tory Peterson, but was hired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to revise the plates in the 12th edition of the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

The Center for Arts Programming at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is pleased to co-sponsor this lecture with the Connecticut Audubon Society and Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center. We sincerely thank Essex Meadows for graciously hosting the lecture and the reception that follows.


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