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Take flight in Rockland at the Harbor Square Gallery

Maine Audubon’s mission has always embraced the connection between art and nature, and we are delighted to be partnering with others who share that focus as well. This summer, Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland has curated an exhibition of fine art that features birds as subject matter, by national and international artists, including painting, photography, sculpture, and other works. A portion of the proceeds from Flight Risk: Fine Arts for the Birds will benefit Maine Audubon’s conservation work.

Preening Heron by Nina Scott-Hansen
Preening Heron by Nina Scott-Hansen

Gallery owner Tom O’Donovan was inspired to create the show when he began to notice a decline in birds. “This year, like most I can recall, it seems somewhat fewer have returned than left in the fall,” he said. “Birds of every kind and color are everywhere at risk. There is no need here to list the many reasons for this. There is, I believe, a clear need for a greater attention to their plight and by extension to our own lest Rachel Carson’s sad premonition come to pass. What then can we do? What is our calling here in this place and time? Flight Risk, the centerpiece of our 42nd season, is our response to that question.” 

In July, the Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Audubon led companion programming, which included a Walk the Waterfront bird walk with Will Broussard, and a popular program at the gallery by Warren author/birder Don Reimer, who presented photographic celebration of Maine’s corvids—five intriguing members of the crow family. 

Harbor Square Gallery is located at 374 Main Street, Rockland. Flight Risk runs from June through October. Use this link to see a virtual tour of the gallery: 

Pictured above: Nest by Michael Good


  • Eddie Record
  • Sheep Jones
  • Janice Kasper
  • Marcie Bronstein
  • Colby Hill
  • Don Best
  • David Jacobson
  • Woody Blackwell
  • Kate Winn
  • Donald Rainville
  • David Sears
  • Daphne Pulsifer
  • David Estey
  • Judith M. Daniels
  • William Doub
  • Clara Cohan
  • Bryce Leigh Muir 
  • Leo Osborne
  • James Rivington Pyne
  • Emelene Russell
  • Tacha Vosburgh
  • Avis Turner
  • Nina Scott-Hansen
  • Kate Breakey
  • Cynthia Burke
  • Kathryn Oliver
  • Dan Daly
  • Joanne Williams
  • Willa Vennema
  • Ben McGinnis
  • Igor Galanin
  • Kate Fitzgerald
  • Alan Fishman
  • Clara Cohan

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