Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Wraps Up Autumn Lecture Series With Artistic Flair Oct. 29

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will wrap up its Autumn Lecture Series with one final lecture lead by Philadelphia contemporary artist Dierdre Murphy on October 29 at 5:30 pm in the Visitor Center.
Dierdre Murphy participated in an artist residency at Hawk Mountain in 2015. In her talk, she will speak about her work and how her experience on the Mountain informed and inspired her studio practice.
Murphy spent two weeks living and working at Hawk Mountain's Acopian Center, and during that time produced Winds of Change, a series of paintings exhibited at the Gross McCleaf Gallery.
Previously, she had also created a collection called Migratory Paths  that was inspired by her previous three years of study at the Sanctuary overlooks. Murphy's work often features landscapes with expansive skies and birds in flight.
At 10 a.m. that morning, Dierdre will also teach a drawing lesson using a live American kestrel and/or screech owl as the model. The workshop will cover preliminary gesture drawings to capture movement and general shapes, as well as the basic anatomy of raptors. Both graphite and color will be covered.
This workshop is $20 for non-members of the Sanctuary and $10 for members, and supplies can be provided for an additional fee. To register, call 610-756-6961.
"The Intersection of Art and Science" will officially end the Lecture Series for this season, but it will return in Spring 2017. The Sanctuary's Weekend Programs will continue to run until November 13, and the Autumn Hawkwatch continues into mid-December.
For more information about upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Events webpage.
The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year-round by trail-fee or membership, which in turn supports the nonprofit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local-to-global research, training, and education programs.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr, be part of their Google+ Circle and visit their YouTube Channel.

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