Events
Take a look at our calendar for field trips, meetings, etc.

Upcoming events include:
  • Save the Date: 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners Exhibit Reception + Jane Kim presentation

    Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Where: The City Library; first floor and main floor auditorium (210 East 400 South, Salt

    Lake City)

     

    Great Salt Lake Audubon is hosting an exhibit of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners this coming spring. Please put the date of the opening reception on your calendar. In conjunction with the opening, we have invited noted artist Jane Kim to talk about the creation of her amazing wall of birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The exhibit will be on display May 29 - June 14, 2019 in the Children's Gallery on the lower level of The City Library.

     

    Talk Description:

    Artist and science illustrator Jane Kim spent more than two-and-a-half years creating the Wall of Birds, a 2,500 square-foot mural celebrating the diversity and evolution of birds at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This monumental work of public art is the only mural in the world to showcase all 243 modern families of birds (in addition to 27 ancient relatives) with each creature painted life size, from the tiny Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird to the 30-foot Yutyrannus. In this behind-the-scene look at the Wall of Birds, Jane will explore the intersection of art and natural history, her own creative process--including the crucial role photography and video played in the creation of this mural--and surprising sociological lessons that humans can learn from birds. 

     

    Bio: JANE KIM is a visual artist, science illustrator, and the founder of Ink Dwell, a studio explores the wonders of the natural world. Her art career started when she was a little girl obsessively painting flowers and bears on the walls of her bedroom. She received more formal training at Rhode Island School of Design and then Cal State Monterey Bay, where she received a master’s certificate in science illustration. She has created large-scale public art across the country, including the Wall of Birds at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and has produced works for the National Aquarium, the de Young Museum, the Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Facebook, Recology, and Yosemite National Park. She is the creator of the Migrating Mural campaign, a series of public installations that highlight wildlife along migration corridors it shares with people. She still enjoys painting flowers and bears, though nowadays she doesn’t get in trouble for painting on the walls. For more of her artwork, please visit inkdwell.com 

     

Also be sure to check out events hosted by our partner, Tracy Aviary.