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Guest Artist-Explorer Speaker Series: Meghan Walla-Murphy: "The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking: Learning to See Beautifully"

Please join us for tea and biscuits (cookies) and an evening with Meghan Walla-Murphy at The Foster on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Guest Artist-Explorer Meghan Walla-Murphy will share stories of wildlife tracking in North America, the Republic of Congo, Southern Africa and Brazil. Learn about the ancient art of tracking and what wildlife has to teach us.

Please note the talk begins at 7:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Museum closed for event set up

6:30 p.m. - Doors open

7:00 p.m. - Talk begins

8:30 p.m. - Museum closes

The Guest Artist-Explorers at The Foster speaker series features gifted artist-explorers who, like Tony Foster, are deeply connected to nature.

About Meghan Walla-Murphy

With great fortune, Meghan Walla-Murphy has been able to combine her passions for wildlife tracking, writing and people into vocations of habitat conservation and public awareness. As an educator, ecologist and author of books, essays and articles, Meghan strives to help people connect to their external and internal landscapes.

She has been tracking animals avidly for more than two decades, which adds a depth and breadth to her work in habitat connectivity and outreach. She has co-authored a book on tracking with carnivore biologist Dr. James Halfpenny as well as a book on the historical ecology of salmonids in the Russian River. Meghan has traveled extensively in the US, Brasil, the Congo, and Southern Africa to learn from diverse teachers who use tracking for research, land stewardship, and education. This seemingly esoteric, yet ancient art has given Meghan the skills to read a landscape and better understand ecology, which she then applies to help solve conservation and social justice challenges in her community.

For more information about Meghan please visit her website.

About Tony Foster

Born in Lincolnshire, England, artist-explorer Tony Foster finds inspiration in the wild places of the world, which he paints en plein air. Since 1982, he has undertaken a variety of watercolor “journeys”—painting projects based on a philosophical or environmental theme—that often involve multiple expeditions over many years. His subjects range from mountains, rivers, rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and Arctic icebergs to such iconic natural areas as the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest.

Hiking, rafting, kayaking or canoeing to find the perfect painting site, then camping outdoors for weeks at a time to make his paintings, Foster frequently faces challenging weather and difficult conditions. His paintings, complete with diary excerpts and “souvenirs,” document his experiences in wilderness and his commitment to its preservation.


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