Join us at KCBC during spring migration for an evening of art and conversation centered on migratory bird collisions.
Sophie Butcher is a photographer and photo editor based in Brooklyn. Her photographs document the dedicated volunteers behind Project Safe Flight, NYC Audubon’s citizen science program studying bird collisions in our city. Her project aims to celebrate the volunteers, but also bring awareness to an important environmental issue.
Annie Novak is an author, illustrator, and urban birder. Her new work illustrates nocturnally migrating birds and the changing landscape below their arduous journeys.
***A portion of art sale proceeds will benefit NYCA’s Project Safe Flight. Special limited edition tote bags designed by Emily Clemente will also be available at the opening.
***RSVP ONLY IF ATTENDING 7 PM PANEL DISCUSSION***
Ages 21 and up. Exhibition from 5-7pm. Free.
5pm – Doors open.
7pm – Panel discussion with artists; Project Safe Flight volunteers; Kaitlyn Parkins, Conservation Biologist at NYC Audubon; and Paul Sweet, Ornithologist at American Museum of Natural History. Limited to 30 registrants.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sophie Butcher is a photographer and photo editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Her photo essay documents the dedicated volunteers behind ‘Project Safe Flight’, New York Audubon’s citizen science project.
New York City is right along the migratory route of hundreds of thousands of birds, and during migration, up to 230,000 birds are killed yearly due to window collisions and light pollution. To help prevent so many bird deaths, the volunteers wake up at the crack of dawn and head to some of our largest glass buildings downtown and midtown, and search for dead birds for the sake of science. The project aims to celebrate the volunteers, but also bring awareness to an important environmental issue.
Annie Novak is an author, illustrator and urban birder. Her new work focuses on nocturnally migrating birds and the changing landscape below their arduous journeys.
For most of human existence, the seasonal flight of migratory birds and insects has been hidden in plain sight in the night sky above us. The last century of technological advances accelerated our ability to see, study, and participate in this breathtaking effort millions of years in the making. All the while, the landscapes to which these sojourners arrive is disappearing faster than ever.
Novak examines that emerging map with history, humor, curiosity, and a vibrant visual imagination, prompting the reader to look at the skies above in a new light.