Celebrated Woodcarver Highlights Beautiful Bird Species

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Date: January 26, 2009
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment

Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. "The Art of Carving Birds"

Join local resident and award-winning woodcarver Jim Smith as he presents  "The Art of Carving Birds." Ranging in size from a thimble to a coffee table, depending on the species, Jim's beautiful birds bear a striking resemblance to the real thing. Learn how each of these exquisite pieces is completed, from idea to study to clay model carving to finished product. Jim will bring tools and models, and showcase pictures of his collection.

The theme of the 2009 Lyceum Series is "Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who are Inspired by the Environment." This year's series has a cultural focus. The presentations will highlight how the natural world influences and inspires artists. Artists of all types: singers, musicians, painters, sculptors, woodcarvers, performance artists, writers, quilters, and photographers will be involved in this year's Lyceum.

The Lyceum schedule runs from January 17 to May 16, 2009. Financial support for the Lyceum Series is provided by the park's nonprofit partner, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Programs are free and open to the public. They are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park. For more information about  Rocky Mountain National Park, please call 970-586-1206.

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