Todd Birdsong photography exhibit to open at Janice Mason Art Museum
by Hawkins Teague
Oct 25, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After colorful fabrics, glass sculptures, rural painting and Japanese paper art, the Janice Mason Art Museum will be offering another new exhibit that is sure to be unusual.

C. Todd Birdsong of will be present at 6 p.m. Friday for the opening of his series of photographs, “Memories of a Dixon Farm.” Birdsong grew up mostly in Paducah and moved to Marshall County with his family in 1979, graduating from Marshall County High School in 1985. He graduated from Murray State University in 1991 with a major in Advertising and Journalism and a minor in Art with an emphasis in Fine Art Photography. Todd worked as a technical assistant in the theatre department while a student at MSU.?After graduation, he worked as technical director of the Market House Theatre. He is currently the technical director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. ??

The images from “Memories of a Dixon Farm” were taken in November of 2003 at a Trigg County farm where his friends, Tim and Candy Vance, used to live. When he arrived at the house, Birdsong began to take digital photos of the environment around the house. He later used the photos to combine three or four photos to get something completely new and unique. The title of the work came about because a family named Dixon used to live there, he said.

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