28 Apr You are invited! Art exhibition and launch of my hummingbirds collection-April 28-IGO-Art Event
You are invited!
Dearest, I am very excited to introduce my new art collection“Hummingbirds” or “Colibris” as we will say in Spanish.
My new paintings are included in the “Shoebox Treasures” art exhibit sponsored by International Gallery.Org
The show also includes artworks by Julio Green, Tristina Dietz Elmes and Heather Neiman.
Art reception: Friday. April 28th (6-9 pm)
Location: TRAX Art Studios. (3540 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park FL 33334)
Hope you can join us!
The inspiration behind my Hummingbirds art collection:
When I was a child, I was lucky enough to enjoy the gift of constant hummingbird’s visits at my grandparent’s wonderful garden. Their presence was a gift of joy to my family and when I think of them I remember those happy moments.
Hummingbirds fun facts:
- Hummingbirds are native species of the New World and are not found outside of the Western Hemisphere.
- The number of times a hummingbird’s wings beat is different from one species to another, and ranges from 720 to 5400 times per minute.
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly right, left, up, down, backwards and even upside down.
- Some hummingbirds fly at speeds greater than 33 miles per hour!
- When hummingbirds migrate to the United States in the springtime, they cover 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico, flying for 20 hours without stopping.
Species in danger:
Hummingbirds face many threats. Historically they were killed for their feathers. Now a days, due to the devastating threat of habitat loss and destruction, hummingbirds have been listed as vulnerable or endangered on the IUCN red list
As earth’s climate change continues, hummingbirds migratory patterns are affected causing different species to be spotted in locations outside their normal range, where its harder for them to find food.
We can help:
In general we can help nature by being more careful with our waste habits. Caring for nature means ensuring our own survival and the survival of all species. All efforts count, including recycling, reclaiming and replanting.
A good way to help hummingbirds is by planting flowers and placing feeders in our backyards to allow our little friends to refuel during their long migratory journeys.
Contributing to a good cause:
I always look for ways to contribute to good causes via my art. On this particular case, proceeds of my paintings of hummingbirds are donated to the IUCN REDLIST so they can continue their research and work of public awareness about climate change and endangered species.
An easy way to help is to purchase my original paintings of hummingbirds ~ or their prints.
You can also support the IUCN by donating directly via its website. ~ http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Hope you join our “Shoebox Treasures” art event and the launch of my Hummingbird’s collection on Friday, April 28th.