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Virtual Owl Friday – Drawing the Arctic

Snowy Owl

April 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Owl Friday / April 1 / Session 1 / 6 PM – 7 PM
Drawing the Arctic
Free and open to the public*

Unfortunately, the Virtual Owl Friday presentations are not available for public distribution due to agreements with the speakers.

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Wildlife artist and Maine Master Naturalist Michael Boardman fulfilled a lifelong goal when he was selected to be artist in residence at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2019.

He spent two weeks in a remote camp studying and sketching the migratory birds that use the tundra’s coastal plain to raise their young. Join us to learn about this unique environment through artwork, sketches and stories, and how the movements of birds and especially northern owls connect us all to the endangered arctic.

Meet Michael Boardman

Michael BoardmanMichael is known for his field sketching and watercolors of creatures and wild lands. He is practiced in sketching from life, and using these drawings to inform his studio work, Michael has built his connection to art and science through artist residencies throughout Maine and Alaska, including Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park and Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve in Southeast Alaska. Most recently he spent time in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge studying and sketching the variety of birds that use the coastal plain to raise young, and using these images and his stories to advocate for that endangered landscape. View more of Michael’s artwork at mboardman.com.

*Registration is required. A $10 donation is suggested.

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.