'Wind Spirits' exhibition on view through Nov. 7, with reception on Oct. 26

August 23, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The HUB-Robeson Galleries present "Wind Spirits," an exhibition including three artists — Tatiana Arocha, Deirdre Murphy and Rachel Sydlowski — that consider the power and delicacy of Earth’s avian creatures and the larger implications that duality poses for the natural world. This exhibition will be on view through Nov. 7 in Art Alley and throughout the exhibition cases in the HUB-Robeson Center.

Bird in front of green vegetation

A detail of Rachel Sydlowski’s Vivarium a site specific installation in the Wind Spirits exhibition.

IMAGE: Courtesy of the Artist

"Wind Spirits" invites viewers to consider and enrich their ecological and ancestral knowledge and to foreground interconnectivity and interdependence rather than ownership. This exhibition was designed in partnership with Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Shaver’s Creek is currently hosting "The Lost Bird Project," five memorials to extinct North American Bird species. More information on "The Lost Bird Project" is on view in the exhibition cases across from Room 103 in the HUB-Robeson Center.

In addition, a reception for "Wind Spirits" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Art Alley. All are welcome to celebrate these works and continue conversation on avian conservation at the reception.

Art Alley is an open space where students are encouraged to spend time or study with friends while being surrounded by art. The HUB-Robeson Galleries welcome classroom visits and offer student-led tours; email galleries@psu.edu for information.

Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times in University buildings. Art Alley and the exhibition cases are open daily, and admission is free.

For more information on this and other exhibitions and events, contact HUB-Robeson Galleries at (814) 865-2563, or visit the website. Keep up to date with HUB-Robeson Galleries by signing up for the listserv or follow the HUB-Robeson Galleries on Instagram.

Last Updated September 01, 2021