For the Birds


"FOR THE BIRDS":  A New Exhibit at Local Colors 

September 9th till September 29

 Jim Sousa, an 8 year member of  Local Colors Artists Cooperative, is presenting a special show of his photographs of various birds on various mediums entitled "For the Birds".  He is donating half of all sales from the show to the Mass Audubon Society.  There will be a reception with light refreshments on September 9, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM. Penn Westman, another member and woodcarver,  will be giving a bird woodcarving demonstration during the reception. The reception and show are free and open to the public at Local Colors, 121 Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The show will run from September 9 to the 30th.

 Fascinated by the photographs he saw in National Geographic as a child, he imagined it would be a great job to travel and photograph wildlife. Although not yet a fulltime endeavor, Jim takes every opportunity to photograph wildlife  as often as possible. Jim says that he has a "hobby gone wild." One of his best experiences was photographing puffins in Newfoundland. With research he found an island off the Newfoundland coast where you could walk onto the island to catch the puffins in their habitat instead of taking a boat to an island.


 He further explains why he chose Mass Audubon as a recipient of his sales. "I have been photographing landscapes and wildlife for many years and some of my bird photos were shot in Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.  I decided to donate proceeds to them so people like me will continue to have a place to capture these beautiful creatures" says Jim. He also printed a limited edition of50 of his Bird Posters (24 x 36) for his show in which he will also donate to MASS Audubon.

 Jim will be showing photographs (printed on photo paper, watercolor paper and even wood!) of Finches, Cardinals, Puffins, Ospreys, Hawks, Woodpeckers and waterfowl among others. His show will be on display from September 9 to the 30th.

Local Colors is located at 121 Main Street, Gloucester, MA , 978-283-3996.