Invitation to Reception Celebrating the Lights Out Texas Bird Exhibit at TAMU

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for a special reception at the James R. Reynolds Student Art Gallery. The event will spotlight the “LightsOut Texas bird exhibit,” featuring artwork by the talented Schubot member Keith Andringa, among other renowned artists.

Credits: Virtual Arts Committee web page

The Lights Out Texas bird exhibit showcases the intersection of art and science, shedding light on the importance of avian conservation. The exhibit features a diverse array of artwork that captures the beauty and vulnerability of birds, making it a must-see for art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Heather Prestridge, Curator of the Biodiversity Research & Teaching Collections from the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology will be joining us to informally lead our event, providing valuable insights into the avian research efforts at TAMU and the significance of the Lights Out initiative.

Snacks and refreshments will be served, adding to the convivial atmosphere of the gathering.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to engage with the vibrant community at Texas A&M University, celebrate the Lights Out Texas bird exhibit, and forge new connections with fellow attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

Who: Open to general public.

What: A social gathering and reception to discuss the LightsOut initiative and appreciate the remarkable bird-themed art on display.

When: Wednesday, September 6th, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Where: James R. Reynolds Student Art Gallery, Memorial Student Center, 2nd floor, across from the Student Programs Office.

Why: This event offers a unique opportunity for networking, gaining insights into avian research at Texas A&M University, exploring collaboration possibilities, and indulging in the world of fine art!

“Lights Out Texas” exhibit contributors

Keith Andringa,
Ph.D. candidate in the ecology and evolutionary biology program
Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology.

LeAnn Hale,
Artist and art educator. Purple Turtle Art Studio

Wendy Wright,

Skyler Nix,
Undergraduate student in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology. 

Mary Compton,
program manager and advisor for the MSC Visual Arts Committee. 

Tate Brightwell,
sales representative for FastSign