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Bird enthusiasts gather: The Rochester Museum & Science Center is hosting two wooden bird carving events.

The first workshop is this weekend and visitors are welcome to carve and paint a life-size American robin. Robins are a common bird that we frequently see sitting in our trees or searching for worms in the ground. This workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

RMSC is also offering a workshop to carve and paint a Baltimore oriole. Highly recognizable and unlike any other bird in the area, you will likely see them flying in the tree tops or feeding on berry bushes. This workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 7 and 8.

The bird theme continues at RMSC with the Birds in Art exhibition.bird

Birds in Art began in the mid-1970s and is internationally recognized as setting the standard for bird-themed art. Mirroring birds’ migration, Birds in Art is a touring exhibition that began at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis.

RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center will host the exhibit, and visitors are encouraged to explore the intersection between art, science and nature.

RMSC will also be offering bird identification seminars to help boost your bird watching game. Pairing the bird identification seminar and bird carving events with the Birds in Art exhibit deepens visitors’ connection to the avian content while offering knowledge of the scientific, cultural and artistic relevance of birds.

Birds in Art is on exhibit from June 16 to Aug. 13. rmsc.org

 

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