Poet and playwright Merridawn Duckler and painter Christopher Shotola-Hardt joined forces to produce an explosion of visual art and poetry for their two-person show this month. Their unusual collaboration, a virtual call and response of artistic expression, includes poems in the form of paintings, traditional paintings, text pieces, plus conceptual and installation work, all circling around the theme of birds or Aves, the Latin term for this large group of feathered vertebrates.

EVOLVING BEAUTY Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 15, 7:30 pm. Ornithologist David P. Craig, PhD and Paleontologist Geordie Duckler, PhD discuss scientific aspects of birds, evolution and beauty and converse with the audience about how these ideas impact art.

PERFORMANCE: Saturday, October 24, 8 pm
Play: The Restore, by Merridawn Duckler
Music: Bug Toast (world-influenced, progressive folk), fronted by Christopher Shotola-Hardt

ARTIST'S TALK: Saturday, October 31, 2 pm – 3 pm.