My lovely graduate fiction workshop is writing flash fiction stories of endangered birds for Darwin Day here at UAB including the Yellow Warbler, Chimney Swift, Brown-Headed Nuthatch, and Yellow-Crowned and Black-Crowned Night Heron.
Doug Baulos’s radiant art students are illustrating the birds. Somehow it will magically come together next week with Art, Biology, and English Departments at UAB.
Here are some sketches of the birds and information about the art opening.
February 10, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Several Powers”: An Art Exhibition
Location: Project Space – UAB Humanities Building, Room 100, 900 13th Street South
Black-Crowned Night Heron
This is our project with Doug’s class.
Darwin Day Project Space Exhibition – Title – “Several Powers”
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” Charles Darwin
Feb 10, 2017
Project Space Exhibition –” Several Powers” 4-6 p.m. UAB DAAH Project Space in collaboration with the Birmingham Audubon Society and D. Baulos ARS 495/ARS 595 Gary Chapman ARS 311/511 UAB Department of Biology/Dr. Kerry Madden Department of English
Exhibition will focus on research on the following Alabama Bio-diversity Topics requested by the Birmingham Audubon Society
The Visiting Scientists & Artists in Scientific Illustration are: Dr. Ansel Payne, Dr, Keyt Fischer, Dr. Peggy Balch, Chiraru Takahashi, Charles Buchanan
Brown headed nuthatch
Yellow Crowned night heron & Black Crowned Night Heron
Eastlake Park – Herons
Avondale rose – Nuthatch
Limestone Park –Alabaster – Warbler
Downtown City/artificial habitat – Swift
Oak – Quercus
Goldenrod – Solidago
Common milkweed – Asclepias
Joe Pye Weed – Eupatorium