The Home Taxidermist lecture and
demonstration by Tedra Demitriou
Death meets décor as Tedra Demitriou preserves a little bird
that flew the coop, while discoursing on the finer points of
taxidermy for art and fun.
Hybrid Animals slide lecture by Alyssa
From mythological mermaids and centaurs to the mule and zonkey,
humans have been imagining and engineering cross-bred animals
since time began. Alyssa Isenstein acts as your chef de
Curare Blow-Dart Monkey Slaughter video
and commentary by Thomas Delinks
For centuries, indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest have
hunted with arrows tipped with the dried extract of the plant
Chrondrondendron tomentosum, which produces a deadly poison known
to English speakers as "curare." Tropical ethnobotonist Thomas
Delinks visited a group of Huaorani Indians in Ecuador and
captured the whole process, from extraction to hunt, on video.
Not for the faint of heart.
Old Dirty Natural History Museum
Visit a natural history museum that holds a variety of
geologic, botanical, and biological specimens. A museum guard
Slide Projections by Diane Kornberg
Photographer Diane Kornberg projects her photographs of bones
Drawings by Mark Kretzmeier
Mark Ketzmeier creates some beautiful charcoal drawings on
biological themes for the evening.
Pet Portraits by Raphael and Chris
Sketch artists Rafael and Chris draw pet portraits based on
verbal descriptions provided by pet owners.