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The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser

November 5, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) will build one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds. The 16-foot high bird sculpture, made from natural materials with the help of volunteers, will be based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland. Although monumental in scale, the ephemeral works of the Myth Makers are temporary in nature, meaning to last three to five years.

Based in Boston, the Myth Makers have worked in Peru, Switzerland, Canada and China and have shown their monumental sculptures the “Avian Avatars,” on Broadway in New York, NY; Muskegon, MI; New Orleans, and in many museums in New England. The exhibition is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, the Star-Democrat, Katherine and David Allen, Maurits Van Wagenberg, Willow Construction and Atlantic Security.

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