The digital inauguration of my pollinator habitat sculpture, “Meg Chilidae, Prairie Sanctuary” is now live. Check out the video, photos, and native bee information at the link below! Meg Chilidae, Prairie Sanctuary: online opening
Saturday April 25th, artists Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace are hosting a digital reveal of their completed pollinator habitat sculpture, Meg Chilidae, Prairie Sanctuary. Click Here to enter digital opening! Through an online opening reception of video and photography, Emily and Janet will share details about the sculpture and how to support native pollinators. This event coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and subsequent celebrations from The Evanston Ecology Center as well as International Sculpture Day sponsored by The International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Reporter Sammi Boas highlights our upcoming Community Build program on March 7th in the Daily Northwestern newspaper. See full story below. https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/03/03/city/artists-build-pollinator-habitat-sculpture/
We’re happy to announce the sculpture is well underway! Check out our latest fabrication images below.
In celebration of spring build pollinator nests for the new Evanston Ecology Center pollinator habitat sculpture. Drop in for half an hour or more to help construct nesting boxes and blocks. Workshop will be lead by artist Janet Austin, Emily Moorhead-Wallace and other Chicago Sculpture International artists. March 7th, 1-5pm, Open House hours 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston 60201 Phone: (847) 448-8256 For more information visit the Evanston Ecology Center programs page
During the Evanston Ecology Center’s winter children’s camp students help construct pollinator habitat boxes. Sunflower stalks, bamboo shoots, and elderberry branches: campers will assemble nesting materials for a pollinator habitat sculpture being installed on the Evanston Ecology Center grounds this spring. Workshop will be lead by artist Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace from Chicago Sculpture…
Free drawing workshop in Evanston, September 8th
Emily Moorhead-Wallace in collaboration with Janet Austin have been awarded a 2019-2020 Cultural Fund Program from the Evanston Arts Council. Austin and Moorhead-Wallace are spearheading a pollinator support public sculpture program through the artist group Chicago Sculpture International. This grant funds the creation of a public sculpture and subsequent programming for the Evanston Ecology Center. Programming includes public drawing sessions to facilitate sculpture design and community workshops for pollinator box construction. Project completion deadline is April of 2020. For more information on the Evanston Arts Council and Evanston Ecology Center visit the below links: Evanston Arts Council Evanston Ecology Center…
Stationary Effort Emily Moorhead-Wallace January 4 – February 1, 2019 Originating from a desire for unattached musical enjoyment, Stationary Effort is a series of human driven audio players. In Stationary Effort a performer pedals a bike that turns a front flywheel, which hits an idler wheel, whose energy is transferred through bearings and gears to another idler wheel that spins a record platter. Similarly in Stationary Effort 2 a performer drives skis backward propelling a central flywheel, which hits an idler wheel and bearing system that transfers the energy to a pulley system to spins a cassette supply reel. The…