5 B’s Press Release

Attached are the the flyer and informational brochure for the event! Below is the full press release.

 

 

Wayne Art Center, RAdnor Bird Town and Audubon pennsylvania are proud to present an exhibition and educational programs honoring winged creatures.

 

THe 5 B’s exhibition – birds, bees, butterflies, bats and bugs, March 29 – May 9, 2015. For immediate release WAYNE, PA – February 25, 2015 – Several conservation minded organizations from the community are involved and in support of The 5 B’s exhibition and programming. Wayne Art Center has partnered with Audubon Pennsylvania and Radnor Bird Town and with the help of Radnor Memorial Library, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, Radnor Middle School and Radnor Conservancy. Nearly 30 events and programs of the 5 B’s will take place throughout the township and be made available to all who take an interest in the local environment as it pertains to the avian and insect world.

 

Wayne Art Center will present an exhibition featuring works depicting Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats and Bugs. The show will include two and three-dimensional juried works that will commence with an artist reception on Sunday, March 29, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The exhibition held in the Davenport Gallery will include ceramics, metal, jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, paintings, works on paper and photography. Works are for sale. Jurors, Perky Edgerton and Brian Meunier will select artwork and award winners. Awards of $2,000 will be presented at the opening reception.

 

Radnor Bird Town and Audubon Pennsylvania will be offering informative lectures and demonstrations that will bring light to issues surrounding the winged and crawling creatures of our natural world that play a vital role in the health of our ecosystem. By doing so, they help create a culture of conservation where everyone is a potential steward of nature in his/her backyard and beyond.

 

There will be weekly storytelling at Radnor Memorial Library for young children as well as themed art workshops and other hands-on activities to engage children of various ages at the Wayne Art Center, Radnor Memorial Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.

 

 

 

Educational Programs and Events:

 

WEEK ONE: BIRDS

Sunday, March 29th   Wayne Art Center 3:00 – 5:00PM   FREE All Ages OPENING RECEPTION OF THE FIVE B’s EXHIBITION.

413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne , PA   www.wayneart.org

 

Tuesday, April 7th Radnor Memorial Library 4:00 PM Ages 3+ STORYTELLING: “BIRDS” Carrie Barron of Audubon PA & live bird.

114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA   610-687-1124     www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Wednesday, April 8th   Wayne Art Center 7:00 – 8:00PM All Ages.

OPENING LECTURE: “WHY BIRDS MATTER” BY NATURALIST SCOTT WEIDENSAUL Wine and refreshments served. Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit website $10 fee. 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne , PA   www.wayneart.org

 

Thursday, April 9th (1st class of 4)   Wayne Art Center 4:15-5:45PM Ages 8+ 4 FOUR CLASSES: 1ST CLASS: ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION.

Tour and Discussion of The Five B’s Exhibition followed by a craft activity.

Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center and WAC Instructor.

Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit website   Cost: $90 (April 9, 16, 23, 30)

413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne , PA   www.wayneart.org

 

Friday. April 10th 6:30PM   Radnor Memorial Library All Ages

BIRD AND BAT HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP (ORDER YOUR KIT AHEAD from 3/2 -3/9 in person at the library or by phone.)   WOOD BIRD HOUSE KIT: $10   WOOD BAT HOUSE KIT: $32   (Limit 1 bird and 1 bat house per family.)

 

Assemble your kit at the workshop. Batman and Paul Bunyan will be there at 7:00PM to assist. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   610-687-1124     www.radnorlibrary.org

 

WEEK TWO: BATS

Tuesday, April 14th   Radnor Memorial Library 4:00PM FREE   Ages 3+ STORYTELLING: “BATS” with Briar Bush Nature Center & taxidermy bats.

114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Wednesday, April 15th   Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 7:00PM FREE For Adults. LECTURE: “BATS, WHITE NOSE SYNDROME AND OUR ENVIRONMENT”

Dan Mummert of the PA Game Commission.

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd. Devon, PA 19333   www.jenkinsarboretum.org

 

Thursday, April 16th (2nd Class of 4)   Wayne Art Center 4:15 – 5:45PM   Ages: 8+ CLASS: ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION – DRAWING BIRDS

Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center and WAC Instructor.

Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit website. Cost: $90 Series or $25 one class

413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne , PA 19087 www.wayneart.org

 

WEEK THREE: BUTTERFLIES

Tuesday, April 21st   Radnor Memorial Library 4:00PM FREE Ages 4+

5 B’s STORYTELLING: “BUTTERFLIES” Rick Mikula The Butterfly Guy & collected butterflies. 114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Wednesday, April 22nd   Radnor Memorial Library 7:00PM FREE All Ages LECTURE:“BACKYARD BUTTERFLIES, BEETLES AND OTHER POLLINATORS”

Dan Duran of the Acad. of Natural Sciences and Steven Saffier of Audubon PA. 114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Thursday, April 23rd(3rd Class of 4) Wayne Art Center 4:15 – 5:45PM Ages 8+ CLASS: ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION – SCULPTURE: BATS Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center and WAC Instructor. Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit website. Cost: $90 Series or $25 one class

413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   www.wayneart.org

 

Saturday, April 25th   Radnor Township Building 10:00AM FREE All Ages HELP BUILD A RAIN GARDEN: Bring your own trowel and shovel.

Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council.

301 Iven Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   610-688-5600   www.radnor.org

 

Saturday, April 25th   Wayne Art Center Gardens 4:00PM FREE All Ages NATIVE PLANT GARDENING DESIGN & TOUR

Steven Saffier, John Rogers and Phil Wallis of Audubon Pennsylvania.. 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   www.wayneart.org

 

WEEK FOUR: BEES

Tuesday   April 28th   Radnor Memorial Library     4:00PM FREE Ages 3-6 THE 5 B’s STORYTELLING: “BEES” with Ryan Williamson of Bryn Mawr Bees & live hive.   114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Tuesday April 28th   Radnor Memorial Library   6:30PM FREE   All Ages LECTURE: “HONEY BEE BUZZ”, Edward Pieters, Entomologist, U Penn.

114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Wednesday, April 29th Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens   7:00PM FREE

“FIREFLIES”, AN INFORMATIVE TALK with Dan Otte, Academy of Natural Sciences. 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd. Devon, PA 19333   www.jenkinsarboretum.org

 

Thursday, April 30th(4th Class of 4) Wayne Art Center 4:15 – 5:45PM Ages 8+ CLASS: ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION – MIXED MEDIA: BUGS, BATS & BEES.

Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove and WAC Instructor. Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit website. Cost: $90 Series or $25 one class 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne, PA 19087   610-688-3553   www.wayneart.org

 

Saturday May 2nd CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION AT WAYNE ART CENTER:

 

“Bee Beard” and Presentation with Donald Shump of The Philadelphia Bee Company 10:00AM-NOON   FREE All Ages

The Children’s Garden of the Wayne Art Center.

413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne , PA 19087   610-688-3553   www.wayneart.org

 

Teddy Bear Tea – Children’s Garden at Wayne Art Center.   1:00-3:00PM Ages 4-8 with Adult Cost: $50 Adult & child ($25 additional child).

To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org

 

Art With Wings: Family Workshops – Studio 3 at Wayne Art Center   1:00-3:00PM Ages 4-8 with Adult   Cost: $30 includes all 5 craft activities ($50 for 2 children). Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit www.wayneart.org

 

Owl Meet and Greet (2 sessions 30 minutes each) 1:30 & 2:30PM   FREE All Ages   The Schmidt Garden, Wayne Art Center.

With Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center.

 

WEEK FIVE: BugS

Tuesday May 5th   Radnor Memorial Library 4:30PM   FREE   Ages 3-6 STORYTELLING: “BUGS”. with Tyler Arboretum & live worms used for composting.   114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124   www.radnorlibrary.org

 

Wednesday, May 6th   Radnor Middle School   7:00 – 9:00PM For Adults THE 5 B’S FINALE LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING: “REBUILDING NATURE’S RELATIONSHIPS AT HOME” Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at U. of Delaware. Call 610-688-3553 to register or visit www.wayneart.org   $20 adults.   Kids under 18 free.   150 Louella Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 www.rtsd.org

 

Saturday, May 9th   Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 10 -NOON FREE For Adults   GARDENING WITH THE FIVE B’s with Steve Wright and John Fischer.

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd. Devon, PA 19333   610-647-8870 jenkinsarboretum.org

 

For more information, please contact:

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

www.thefivebs.org

 

Nancy Campbell, Executive Director

610-688-3553, ext 204

Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects

610-688-3553, ext 211

Patti Hallowell, Program & Exhibition Coordinator

610-688-3553, ext 207

####

Download (PDF, 4.48MB)

Download (PDF, 1.07MB)

UPDATE: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT JANUARY 31st!!

Update on the GBBC date. We originally posted that it would be February 1st. However, the real date is January 31st. So stop by the Radnor Library Winsor room to get you and your family involved with the National Audubon Society and the Great Backyard Bird Count! It is a great way to learn about birds and science.

Steve Saffier from the PA Audubon Society will be at the Radnor Library on January 31st, but if you are interested in a sneak peak about what the Great Backyard Birdcount is then head over to the Birdcount website for more information!

Download (PDF, 174KB)