21st Illustrating Nature Exhibit at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
- When: Friday, May 7, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Museum gets creative in this free, month-long event that applys the tools of art to the fascinating creatures of nature. It's conducted by students and faculty from CSUMB's Science Illustration Program, a presitgious curriculum that launches its graduates into assignments with the Smithsonian and California Science Center, National Geographic, Audubon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and, of course, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, among others. But first, the P.G. Museum of Natural History gets their work, beginning with an opening reception 5-7pm Friday, May 7, introducing the public to a wild kingdom of meticulous illustrations of hummingbirds, termites and, yes, even cockroaches. On Saturday, May 15, from 10am-2pm, the students mount a demo of illustration techniques. They wrap up the event with an illustrated lecture 2pm Saturday, May 22, titled "Science Art from Cave Walls to Computer Screens," about the role of imagery in orinthology, which includes a book signing of Humans, Natures, and Birds by authors Darryl Wheye and Donald Kennedy. You'll think twice about swatting at our insect friends and pests. The exhibit ends June 5. [WR]
5-7pm Sat May 7 opening reception; 10am-2pm Sat demo; 2pm Sat May 22 lecture. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 582-4500, 648-5716. http://www.pgmuseum.org.