All indoor programs will be held on the second Thursday of the month. There are no indoor programs in June, July, or August. The social half-hour begins at 7:00 PM; the program at 7:30 PM.


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Indoor Program – Sean Murtha – Birds and Art of Long Island

December 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Artist Sean Murtha is most inspired by the north shore of Long Island Sound where he was raised and still resides. Settling early into the two areas of painting that would remain a lifelong interest—wildlife and landscape—he is dedicated to the land- scapes and birds of the Sound. He sketches birds from life and at tonight’s meeting will describe his working methods and show examples of both field sketches and finished paintings from throughout his development. He will also discuss the relevance of birds as a subject in art, in both the past and modern times. Sean studied painting at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and has worked at the Ame- rican Museum of Natural History where he produced a number of dioramas and became devoted to painting en plein air, or directly from nature. Currently employed at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum, he also maintains a home studio, continues to create dioramas on a freelance basis, and regularly sketches landscapes and birds in the field. Sean is a member of a several art associations, has exhibited widely, and is the recipient of a number of awards



December 11, 2014
7:30 pm
Event Category:


New Haven Bird Club


Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT United States
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