Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Lost Bird Project
featuring sculptor Todd McGrain
Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
Advance reservations are requested by 5:00 p.m. on February 4th.
Online registration has closed. Ticket sales will continue at the door starting at 5:30 p.m.
Gone and nearly forgotten, the Labrador Duck, Great Auk, Heath Hen, Carolina Parakeet and Passenger Pigeon have left a hole in the American landscape and in our collective memory. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to bring their vanished forms back into the world by placing his elegant, evocative bronze memorials at the location of each bird’s demise. The Lost Bird Project tells the birds’ extinction stories and follows McGrain’s attempt to find permanent homes for the sculptures. The film is an elegy to the five birds and a thoughtful and sometimes humorous look at the artist and his mission.
Todd McGrain will facilitate the film and close with a book signing for his recently published book. Books can be purchased in advance in The Rockwell Museum Store or at the event.