Public art installation For the Birds by Jane Ingram Allen

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 3:00pm to Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 1:00pm
Event Description: 

GRO’s Artists in the Schools program invites community members to a
 Public art installation For the Birds by Jane Ingram Allen
Raising public awareness about the need to preserve bird habitat.
 Workshop at West Marin School for paper making with local plants
 and nest assembly with Jane Ingram Allen.
Public participation in the Commons on Sept.14, 15 and Sept. 21, with Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22.
 Call GRO for times and more information 415 663 1347 <>

A public art installation by Jane Ingram Allen which features a sculptural walk-in nest in the commons and smaller nests hanging from trees along Main Street/ Route 1in Point Reyes Station.  School children, community members and artist volunteers are invited to participate in this exciting project and work with internationally known environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen.  Please see below for open studio dates both at  West Marin School and at the Commons.   Nests will be made of branches collected in the Point Reyes area and lined with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp.  Paper for the feathers will be made from plant materials gathered locally.  Point Reyes is an important flyway and habitat for birds.  The installations aim to raise public awareness about the need to preserve bird habitats.  Birds are indicators of environmental conditions; nest and feathers are natural engineering marvels.  The public art installation will remain on view as it biodegrades.


The schedule for papermaking and assembling nests with Jane Ingram Allen in West Marin School is:  Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 10, 11, 12 from 3-5pm.  

                  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 17, 18, 19 from 3-5pm.

 and in the Commons area on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10-12 & 2-5 pm.

                 Sunday, Sept.  15 from 1-4pm.

                 Saturday,  Sept.  21, 10-12 and 2-5PM                                                                                   

Celebration in the Commons area with public participation: 

Sunday,  Sept. 22, 1-4pm


Posted by: 
Vickisa Feinberg

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