The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon

Hitnes Green Heron
“Green Heron (Skilled Fisherman), 2017,” by Hitnes. Watercolor and graphite on paper in wooden frame.
Some of you “bird nerds” are familiar with the “Carolina Bird List Serve,” a way birders in SC and NC share information about birding.  The information below was shared today by Carl Miller of Charleston, and it is such a great story we wanted to share it with you! For those who love birding AND art, you may want to visit the exhibit at Halsey Institute either this weekend, or at least before it leaves at the end of September.

“I was birding at the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve (north end of Folly Beach, SC) Wednesday night and happened to meet a pleasant Italian fellow birder and his parents.  He never identified himself (apart from his first name), but did urge me to check out the birding exhibit at the Halsey Institute. When I got home and investigated said exhibit, I realized that I had met the exhibition artist, Hitnes, and his mom and dad (also birders) who are visiting from Rome.  The link below will give you a preview of the show.  There is also an opening reception on Friday, August 24, at 6:30 PM and an “artist’s talk” on Saturday, August 25, at 2:00 PM.  According to the article in the Post & Courier (August 11, link below), both of these events are free.  Cathy and I will definitely be going.
Carl Miller
Charleston, SC”

Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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