Plovers and Maquettes, and Fun, Oh My!

Second Sundays Programming

March 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Erie Art Museum presents free educational programming on the Second Sunday of every month. This family-friendly event features gallery tours and related hands-on activities, often with local artists. The Museum is excited to host photographer and naturalist Mary Birdsong and sculptor Kathe Umlauf as guest artists on Sunday, March 11, from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

At 1 p.m. Mary Birdsong, a shorebird monitor at Presque Isle State Park, will share her images and stories about the Piping Plover, a small, adorable, and endangered shorebird. Last year something happened at Presque Isle State Park that hasn’t happened in more than 50 years: a pair of Plovers nested and fledged chicks! The National Audubon Society declared, “The Plovers nesting success is one of the nine most important conservation success stories of 2017.”  

Beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can tour Kids as Curators, a colorful exhibit by local middle school students. Visiting artist Kathe Umlauf led one of three regional middle schools in a project to create animal sculptures from found objects. A sculptor known for her ability to connect animal characteristics and the human condition, Umlauf will lead a hands-on workshop, inviting participants to create their own animal sculptures out of recycled materials.

Second Sundays provides FREE admission to the Erie Art Museum from 1–5 p.m. with tours and an exhibit-based art activity from 2–4 p.m. This program is made possible with support from Erie Insurance, Erie Arts and Culture and PA Cyber School.

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