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Join us for an Author’s Showcase: Artist Talk with artist Anita Welych of Artisan Gallery’s August exhibition, “Vibrant Ground,” Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in BCAC’s Artisan Gallery. Welych’s exhibited artworks center on her installation “Dwindle”, which features two identical U.S. maps that make a visual comparison of scientific meta-data of bird populations from between 1966 and 2018 in the United States. Welych will share her creative process from the early beginnings of this project to the visualization of her research.

Anita Welych is a mixed-media artist who studied painting at Cornell University, Syracuse University and the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia. Her paintings, artist’s books, collages and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently teaches in the Studio Art BFA program at Cazenovia College. She has received two Fulbright Grants to Colombia to study, teach and lecture at universities across the country.

Through an examination of large data sets, translated into visual form, Welych explores the nature of loss through an investigation of the loss of nature. Declining bird populations are a particular concern.