Bower Bird Walks
In collaboration with The Buffalo Audubon Society, Artpark will be presenting
two daytime Bird Walk/ Artist Talk events on August 4th and 11th.
The events will be centered around Bower, Artpark's new public art installation.
Bower is a multi-media installation joining glass
with a series of interrelated architectural structures meant to promote
awareness and interest in local bird species. Bower, by Ellen Driscoll and
Joyce Hwang (UB Faculty), also intends to draw attention to the perils of
bird-strike window collisions.
August 4: Bower Bird Walk
On August 4th the Buffalo Audubon
Society will lead participants in bird nest exploration and construction,
emphasizing nests typically constructed by birds featured in the exhibit. The
event begins at 10am at the Upper Information Center (Use Portage Road Entrance
and park in Lot B).
August 11: Artist Talk & Drawing Workshop
The program on August 11th will
include a discussion lead by Bower artist Joyce Hwang about the installation
and its message about bird collisions as well as a bird's eye view drawing
activity. The event begins at 4:30pm and will prelude the Art Installation
(Bower, Earthsong and Percussion Garden) Presentation event at 6pm.
Participants are asked to meet at the Bower installation site (Use Portage
Road entrance and drive down gravel road to Fisherman's lot, Bower site is at the entrance to the Upper Gorge Trail).
Both events are free and participants are asked
to pre-register by emailing Artpark Director of Family Programs & Visual
Arts, Tanis Winslow at [email protected].