The Flying Pig’s Back Gallery Becomes Bird House

Alfred Stark has been drawing birds and landscapes since he was a child hiking the woods of northern Illinois.

“Recently my wife and I bought our first house. It seems natural that the birds that have been a constant inspiration in the beautiful woods and prairies near our house would find themselves lost in the wondrous surrounding of our new home,” he said. Our Bird House, on exhibit at The Flying Pig Gallery from August 6 – September 5, will showcase Stark’s woodblock prints of these birds.

Stark received a BFA in drawing from Northern Illinois University in 1995. He began to teach himself woodblock printmaking techniques in 2003. His woodblock prints have been featured in many regional and national shows, most recently in the 21st Paper and Clay Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition in Norfolk, Va., and in the 3rd Annual Kyoto International Woodprint Association (KIWA) Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.

The Back Gallery Series will continue in September and October with the exhibit birds: Avian in Acrylic by Tim Nyberg, which will open September 5.

The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace, open 9 am – 6 pm daily, is located at N6975 Highway 42, two miles south of Algoma. For more information call 920.487.9902, email [email protected] or visit