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).




Event Registration


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].