Wednesday, July 06, 2005
WORDS and BIRDS
ICA's 3rd Annual Summer Whenever Wednesday -- Wednesday July 13 at 7 pm FREE with admission Words and Birds is a summer evening extravaganza of art, poetry, film, and music on the terrace. Poets Tom Devaney, Alan Gilbert, Sharon Mesmer, and Susan Stewart will read new works featuring poems commissioned to accompany Springtide.
Join the ICA for a screening of The Birdpeople (U.S., 2004, 61 minutes). Filmmaker Michael Gitlin will introduce the film which begins at dusk. This acclaimed independent film, a favorite on the festival circuit, looks at birdwatchers the way birdwatchers look at birds.
Listen to bird music and toast the re-discovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to be extinct for more than half a century. On the sighting of the woodpecker, US National Audubon Society's Frank Gill says "It is kind of like finding Elvis!" For more information about the ivory-billed bird see postcards from the field.