A Road Scholar Program by Brian Fox Ellis
Come spend an hour in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artist. Listen to his tales of adventure as he finishes something no one had every accomplished before: drawing every bird in North America. Audubon will enchant you with stories of his travels and travails in the wildest places on the planet. He will bring to life bird behavior and history as he saw it in the early 1800s. With lessons on field ecology, the scientific method, art history, and bird migration, the audience is invited to imitate birds and discuss the life histories of their favorite feathered friends. Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays Audubon in this entertaining and meticulously researched monologue drawing from Audubon’s journals, essays, and letters to his friends and colleagues. This program was developed with a grant from the USFWS as part of their celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Fox has since presented this performance at museums and conferences across the country, including Audubon’s home.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kurt Begalka at firstname.lastname@example.org.