Fairfield, Conn.—The Connecticut Audubon Society’s annual Fairfield fall fundraiser will be virtual this year with an exclusive, live discussion between two prominent figures in the natural world: James Prosek and Richard Prum speaking on the topic-- Are Birds Art? This unique online event, will be presented via Zoom to ticket holders on Wednesday evening, November 18 at 7 p.m.
Deeply invested in both the environment and environmental concerns, renowned artist, naturalist and author, James Prosek, is a contemporary artist whose work has earned frequent comparison with that of John James Audubon. Richard Prum is the W. R. Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University, and the Curator of Ornithology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. He has been an avid birder since childhood.
Returning this fall, as part of the fundraiser, is the online auction hosted again by Black Rock Galleries of Bridgeport. The auction will debut on November 8, with fabulous offerings including private birding tours, watercolor classes, and cases of exceptionally rare wine, exclusive vacation homes and more. The link to the auction, along with more information and updates, will be available beginning November 8 on the event website: www.ctaudubon.org/fallevent2020,
To take part in this unique evening event, from any location, tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at: www.ctaudubon.org/fallevent2020. If you cannot attend but would like to support Connecticut Audubon’s conservation work and education programs in Fairfield, please consider bidding at the online auction or making a donation on the event web page at: www.ctaudubon.org/fallevent2020.
The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. Find out more at www.ctaudubon.org.