Imagine Skaneateles Exhibition by Michael DiGiorgio Opens


Exhibition by Michael DiGiorgio Opens at
Imagine That… Gallery Nov. 5

Nationally recognized nature artist Michael DiGiorgio—known for bird paintings that emphasize the character of the bird and its relationship to the environment—will show his works at Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, throughout the month of November.

The show opens Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., with refreshments and musical entertainment provided.
The event is part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art night.

DiGiorgio, of Madison, Conn., has been painting birds since the age of 5. His paintings and drawings have appeared in a variety of nature books and journals, including “Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil,” “The Breeding Bird Atlas of Connecticut and of New York,” “Master’s Guide to Birding,” “Audubon Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western Regions),” Audubon Magazine and Audubon Nature Yearbook.

He also has painted numerous covers for Bird Watcher’s Digest and has been featured in Sanctuary magazine, a Massachusetts Audubon publication. Currently, he is illustrating bird plates for “The Birds of South America, Vol. III,” with Robert Ridgely and Guy Tudor.

DiGiorgio won the first-ever endowment award from the Academy of Natural Sciences, in 2004, in recognition of his bird illustration work. The award was given in memory of Don Eckelberry, under whom he studied.

DiGiorgio, whose style reflects his keen observations in the field, is committed to painting from life. He has traveled extensively to create field sketches of birds, plants and habitat from Central America, the West Indies, Trinidad and the Outer Islands of Britain. In addition, numerous trips to the western United States and national parks have allowed him to record a full range of American birdlife.

DiGiorgio holds a master’s degree from Wesleyan University.

Imagine/Imagine That… is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It offers a distinctive collection of fine and handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, pottery and painting, as well as other unique gifts for special occasions.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to