Thursday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Art 101: The Nature and Art of Collaboration
Author John Gierach, painter Bob White, and photographer Mike Dvorak share their experiences in creative collaboration and how their artistic alliance has shaped their careers. John and Bob collaborated for 29 years producing over 150 closing columns for Fly Rod and Reel magazine.  John wrote the columns and Bob illustrated each one.  Fly Rod and Reel magazine ceased publication early this year.  Bob and John are happy to announce that they will continue their collaboration as contributors in Trout Unlimited’s Trout Magazine which is published quarterly.

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hands-on Art: Sketching with Bob White
Participants drop in and join guest artist Bob White for an introduction to the techniques the artist employs when working outdoors.

Friday, October 6, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Open Gallery
Experience Birds in Art Galleries with works by Bob White and Mike Dvorak. Visit and observe artist Bob White as he paints in the gallery.

Saturday, October 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Art Park Open Studio: Sketching with Bob White
Painting en plein air presents challenges and rewards for an artist, experience how painter Bob White captures the outdoors on his canvas by sketching scenes from life during this free, drop-in program.

Saturday, October 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Gallery Walk with Alan Haney, John Gierach, and Mike Dvorak
See how the arts and sciences converge through conversation in the Birds in Art galleries with ecologist and author Alan Haney, writer John Gierach, and photographer Mike Dvorak as they offer insights and interpretations of artwork on view.

Saturday, October 7, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Art & Science in Environmental Stewardship
People appreciate and advocate for nature and wildlife in diverse ways from outdoor sports to artistic endeavors. Consider the varied perspectives from outdoor writer John Gierach, artist Bob White, photographer Mike Dvorak, ecologist Alan Haney, and biologist Eric Anderson as they discuss their distinct fields. Explore converging and diverging conservation efforts and how to claim common ground. This panel discussion is open to the general public.

Saturday, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Public Reception In the Gallery
Experience the Birds in Art galleries, an installation of Mike Dvorak’s photography, Bob White’s paintings and enjoy a reading by guest author John Gierach, followed by a book signing.

Sunday, October 8, Noon – 5:00 pm

Open Gallery
Experience Birds in Art Galleries with additional works by Bob White and Mike Dvorak

Sunday, October 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

The Business of Writing and Publishing
Join featured author John Gierach and Wisconsin’s own Victoria Houston in a discussion about the business of writing and publishing. “Too many aspiring writers never think of the business end until it is too late.” (-JG)  Victoria is the author of the popular Loon Lake Mystery series. Victoria and John will answer questions and sign their latest publications.