Mix’d Media: The Lost Bird Project June 6, 2013 | By Amy Goicoechea
Thursday, June 13 • 6-9 pm outside on the Sculpture Trail
9-11 pm in Cook Auditorium for Lost Bird Project film screening
What fun it has been to plan the first 2013 Summer Mix’d Media to celebrate the installation of The Lost Bird Project on the sculpture trail! Todd McGrain’s monumental bronze Passenger Pigeon, Great Auk, Labrador Duck, Heath Hen, and Carolina Parakeet are stunning additions to the amphitheater. We will unveil the five sculptures at 7 pm on Thursday, June 13, and Todd will share his passion for the project. Mandatory Air will share their high energy musical talent. Friends of Pathways will offer a free bike valet at the base of the driveway, and the first 50 cyclists will receive free dinner tickets. We will “Fold the Flock” – create beautiful, large origami Passenger Pigeons. Snake River Brewing will serve their award winning Snake River Pale Ale. Graduate students from the Teton Science Schools will share specimens from their teaching collection, bird ID books, videos, and photos. Visitors will even be invited to register for a bird banding opportunity.
At 9 pm we will move inside to the Cook Auditorium where we’ll screen The Lost Bird Project film. The film follows sculptor Todd McGrain as he finds locations for permanent memorials to the five extinct birds. A Q&A session with the artist will follow the screening.
Mix’d Media programs provide an exciting opportunity to explore temporary exhibits through thematic music, food, drink, and art activities after hours.
We look forward to two more summer Mix’d Media programs, all of which will be held outside on the Sculpture Trail:
July 11 Ancient Traditions with special guests Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers
August 8 Amazing Animals with Whiskey Mornin’ and the Roadhouse Brewery
Mix’d Media programs are generously sponsored by Home Health for Pets, First Interstate Bank, and Spring Creek Ranch.
Amy Goicoechea, Associate Curator of Education and Exhibits