Thursday October 1, 2015 8:06 AM




WHAT:                 Hitnes, The Image Hunter, will paint an avian mural at Riverfront Crossing as he follows the footsteps of John James Audubon.  This summer and fall, an Italian street artist named Hitnes is retracing John James Audubon’s adventures, travelling to 15 Eastern U.S. states. On his way he observes local birds and creates large-scale murals of the birds he sees—most of which will be species recorded by Audubon—for his newest project, The Image Hunter.


WHO:                   Daviess County Audubon Society, The Image Hunter, City of Owensboro, Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller, PSC

WHEN:                                 Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 3:00 P.M.

WHERE:               Riverfront Crossing at 100 St. Ann building (west side)


CONTACT:           Abby Shelton, Owensboro Mayor’s Office,

                                David Stratton, DCAS,

                                Carolyn Hagedorn, Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller,


To learn more about this nationwide project go to


About Audubon :

The Daviess County Audubon Society is active locally in promoting conservation education and experiences for children and adults.  Hitnes will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 6th Chapter meeting at 7:00 P.M. at Brescia U.  The public is welcome.  Go to  to learn more.

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @AudubonSociety.

About The Image Hunter

Art and biodiversity have a unique rapport in Hitnes’ paintings. His name is invented, and he expresses his talent through various techniques – from graffiti to illustration and fine art – he’s a modern incarnation of the true Renaissance man. Originally from Rome, Italy, his work can be found in publications in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, England and Australia. His works have been exhibited at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the Museo Civico di Zoologia in Rome, the National Museum of Anthropology and Paleontology L. Pigorini in Rome, as well as in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the past ten years across Europe, Australia, Mexico and China. Since 2012 he has also taught printmaking courses at Rome’s IED (European Institute of Design).  Learn more at