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Jeepney Projects Worldwide:
Vanishing Birds of the Philippines at The Bone Room Presents

The Bone Room Presents
1573 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA

Phone: (510) 526-5252


The Bone Room Presents is pleased to present artist and birding enthusiast David Tomb's installation “Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Vanishing Birds of the Philippines” beginning February 2 through February 29.

There will be an Opening Reception for the public on Thursday, February 2 from 7-9 p.m at The Bone Room Presents, 1573 Solano Ave, Berkeley. Tomb will host an Artist Talk on Thursday February 23 at 7 PM.

The installation will feature works on paper of the iconic and critically endangered Great Philippine Eagle and other beautiful endemic birds of the Philippines, including the Rufous Hornbill. There will be living plants and an audio installation that will highlight sounds of the Mindanao jungle. This exhibition shines a light on the rare and beautiful birds of the Philippines. In addition, the project focuses on the challenges and tension these creatures face in order to survive and share a sustainable future with an ever growing Filipino population.

Tomb is co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Art for Conservation, a partnering of benefit art projects and regional conservation groups working to inspire support and restore lost habitat of critically endangered birds.

In January of this year, Tomb and the Jeepney team visited Mt. Kitanglad on Mindanao to see wild nesting Great Philippine Eagles and other endemic birds. Jeepney has since partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to create limited fine art benefit prints to raise money for research and public outreach/education about the Eagle.

Tomb has exhibited in galleries, universities, and museums extensively across the United States and has been published widely including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harpers. Tomb's work is in many public collections including the Fine Arts Museum's of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Consulate General of the United States embassies in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez

Images are available upon request.

For more information about the “Jeepney Projects Worldwide” exhibit at The Bone Room Presents, contact Erin or Ron at (510)526-5252