October 24, 2016

A Day of Art and Science

Wrapping up the Autumn Lecture Series with artistic flair

This weekend, join us on the Mountain for a day filled with art and science! Past resident artist of Hawk Mountain Deirdre Murphy will host a drawing workshop and lecture this Saturday. 

The Autumn Lecture Series will wrap up with one final lecture lead by the contemporary artist. The free lecture entitled "The Intersection of Art and Science" will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 5:30 pm in the Visitor Center.

Deirdre Murphy participated in an artist residency at Hawk Mountain in 2015. In her talk, she will speak about her work and how her experience on the Mountain informed and inspired her studio practice.

Murphy spent two weeks living and working at Hawk Mountain's Acopian Center , and during that time produced Winds of Change, a series of paintings exhibited at the Gross McCleaf Gallery. Previously, she had also created a collection called Migratory Paths  that was inspired by her previous three years of study at the Sanctuary overlooks. Murphy's work often features landscapes with expansive skies and birds in flight.

screech owl

At 10 am that morning, Deirdre will also teach Drawing from Raptors using a live American kestrel and/or screech owl as the model. The workshop will cover preliminary gesture drawings to capture movement and general shapes, as well as the basic anatomy of raptors. Both graphite and color will be covered. This workshop is $20 for non-members of the Sanctuary and $10 for members, and supplies can be provided for an additional fee. To register, call 610-756-6961.

"The Intersection of Art and Science" will officially end the Lecture Series for this season, but it will return in Spring 2017. The Sanctuary's Weekend Programs will continue to run until November 13, and the Autumn Hawkwatch continues into mid-December. For more information about upcoming events, visit

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