An Evening With Julie Zickefoose, Nature Artist and Writer

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Note:  This event will be held in the Chapel at Coshocton Presbyterian Church

Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest


Why and how do baby songbirds develop
so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching? In 2002,
Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day by day, bearing
witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, Julie would document the
daily changes in 17 bird species from hatching to fledging. Baby
is the enchanting result, with more than 500 life studies that
hop, crawl and flutter through its pages. In this talk, Julie shares her
influences as well as her artistic process, a must-see for the aspiring natural
history artist. Art and science blend in every Zickefoose pursuit, as the
scientist's relentless curiosity joins the artist's quest for beauty. The work,
wonder and fun of studying nestlings, including being foster mother to orphaned
hummingbirds, chimney swifts and bluebirds, makes for an irresistible and
highly inspirational presentation.



Julie Zickefoose is author and illustrator
of Natural Gardening for BirdsLetters from Eden, The
Bluebird Effect, 
and Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the
Nest. Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay
in September 2019. Awakening readers to the astonishing things
birds think and do is her job. She writes and paints from Indigo Hill, an
80-acre sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio.  

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