Essex Art Center hosts crow roost

  • Jan 6, 2020

 LAWRENCE — Essex Art Center celebrates the annual return of more than 20,000 American Crows and Fish Crows to Lawrence for their winter roost between October and early April.

The center will host an opening reception for three related exhibits Friday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 56 Island St.

“By a Thread” features works by Elaine Bezold of Missouri, Barbara Bosworth of Stow, and Andrew S. Yang of Chicago in the Chester F. Sidell Gallery. Work by the three artists raises questions around and points to the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the natural environment.

The juried photography exhibition “Celebration of the Winter Crow Roost” (juror: Ron Phillips, Hunt’s Photo & Video), in the Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, celebrates the crows, because humans have more in common with them than one might think.

In the community artist exhibition space, “We Went Looking for Crows” features handmade books by all ages of artists from the Greater Lawrence community. The books were made in free workshops at EAC, and out in the community, and incorporate drawing, painting, photography, text, and more.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, Jan. 10 through March 12. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 978-685-2343 or visit essexartcenter.org.