FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 25, 2013
Endangered Birds of the Philippines
SF Main Library Exhibit – Stegner Environmental Center – Oct. 5 – March 28
Endangered Birds of the Philippines, an exhibition that will go on view in San Francisco Public Library’s Stegner Environmental Center, will feature mixed media artwork that celebrates the iconic and critically-endangered Great Philippine Eagle and other endangered birds.
Created by artist David Tomb, the exhibit features luminous and colorful paper assemblages that convey the ambiguous and mysterious jungle terrain of the Philippine island of Mindanao. Through this project, Tomb and Jeepney Projects Worldwide bring attention to the challenges these grand birds face in order to survive and share a sustainable future with an ever-growing Filipino population.
David Tomb is a co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Art for Conservation, an organization that partners with regional conservation groups to inspire, support, and help restore lost habitat of critically endangered birds. In January 2011, Tomb and the Jeepney team visited Mt. Kitanglad on Mindanao to see wild nesting Great Philippine Eagles and other endemic birds. Jeepney has since partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, creating limited edition fine art prints to raise funds for research, public outreach and education. Tomb has exhibited in galleries, universities, and museums extensively across the U.S. and has been published widely including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harpers. Tomb’s work is in many public collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Huntington Library, and the Consulate General of the United States in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.
Endangered Birds of the Philippines – Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:45 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Presented in partnership with Filipino American International Book Festival.
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