Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Scott Musgrove's Wild Kingdom


1917, Cottingly, England. Cousins Elsie Wright, 16, and Frances Griffiths, 10 offer absolute proof of the existence of fairies with actual photos of what will come to be called the Cottingly Fairies. Yet the skeptical cynical world attacks the poor girls, calling the photos fakes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, is implicated in the supposed hoax.

Fast forward to 1967. Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin capture Bigfoot on film. And still some doubters refuse to believe their own eyes, crying hoax.

Thank goodness for Scott Musgrove, who since the 1990s has taken it upon himself to "catalog and depict the heretofore unknown and now-extinct Animal and Plant species of Early North America." [Author unknown. P. 1, Email source, 05/06/08, Billy Shire Fine Arts,]. Professor Musgrove's new show at Billy Shire Fine Arts, which opens Saturday May 10th at 7 PM, is his latest collection of amazing flora and fauna, including vivid depictions of the Long Necked Lotus Loris, the Hydrophiidus Alveus, and the Lepus Pilosus, among others.

For a fascinating and educational visit for both adults and children, don't miss Scott Musgrove at Billy Shire Fine Arts this weekend through June 4th. And while you're there, be sure to see the never-before-released collection of precious gems from Elizabeth McGrath.

Scott Musgrove's Official Site

Billy Shire Fine Arts

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