'Birds of the Elliott' fly into Coos Art Museum

Group of birds by variousartists (Image via Coos Art Museum)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Through February 10, 2018, regional artists are bringing the beauty of Elliott State Forest bird life to the Coos Art Museum.

The exhibit is a collaboration of 15 regional artists who have created lifelike sculptures out of textiles and needle-felt art.

Each species of bird represented is a native bird of Elliott State Forest.

Organized by Portland artist Suzanne Moulton, “Birds of the Elliott” is part of “Project Bird Baby Nest," which aims to keep the importance of public lands and protecting wildlife fresh in the minds of kids, families and communities with fun and engaging events and regionally made products that support wildlife awareness.

As an Oregon local wildlife and toy artist, Moulton fell in love with Elliott State Forest and started "Project Bird Baby Nest" to celebrate the forest's many natural treasures.

Moulton’s art has been displayed in the National Horse Racing Museum, The Hyde Collection, Kansas City Art Institute’s Traveling Collection, National Society of Illustrators New York, and The Portland Art Center. Additionally, she has professionally designed rod puppets, theatrical sets, furniture and product design. She is also an experienced stop motion puppet artist and has worked on films such as Frankenweenie, ParaNorman and Coraline.

More about Coos Art Museum:

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.
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