Crow Show 2018 will open Friday in Arts Illiana Gallery at 23 N. Sixth St. in Terre Haute.

A free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will kick off the collection of 2-D and 3-D crow-themed art.

The opening coincides with Terre Haute’s February First Friday, “Love Downtown.” The crows seem to love downtown, and visitors to Crow Show 2018 will love viewing the renderings from artists across North America.

Ninety-three pieces were submitted by 53 artists from eight states. Guest curator Jeff Scher chose 62 works of art by 41 artists from seven states.

Scher is a painter and experimental filmmaker. His work is in the permanent collection at museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, and has been screened at film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. He has also created work for The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, IFC, HBO, PBS and the Sundance Channel. He also has made music videos for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and others.

He most recently animated the story of a Holocaust survivor for an HBO original documentary, which had its premier at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan along with an exhibit of the original artwork. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and at N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts, and is a guest artist this semester at Parsons School of Design.

Arts Illiana will screen some of Scher’s films in its north gallery during the run of Crow Show 2018.

Show sponsor is Dirtbuster Carwash, coming soon to Third and McKeen streets in Terre Haute.

For more details, visit artsilliana.com.