A Shared Adventure Artist Talk at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature

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A Shared Adventure Artist Talk at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature
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Event Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
  • What: Artist Talk with Dr. Isabel Downs (fiber artist) & Dr. Robert Warner (marine biologist)

  • Where: The Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

  • When: Sunday, February 10, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Cost: $5 Members and $10 General Admission​

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce the artist talk, “Nature Through the Eye of a Needle - a Shared Adventure,” with Dr. Isabel Downs and Dr. Robert Warner.  The lecture will take place at the Wildling Museum on Sunday, February 10, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Also, Dr. Downs is currently the Featured Local Artist, and her fiber art of bird and marine scenes is on display in the museum store.

To purchase tickets, https://wildlingmuseum.org/news/artist-talk-nature-through-the-eye-of-a-needle-a-shared-adventure, stop by the Wildling Museum or call 805-686-8315. Walk-ins on the day of the talk are welcome. Learn more about Dr. Isabel Downs at isabelsquilts.virb.com.

About Dr. Isabel Downs
A tension between art and science has defined Dr. Isabel Downs’s entire life. She was born and raised in the tropics by a naturalist father and a sculptress mother. From an early age, Dr. Downs was driven to draw, paint, sculpt, and eventually render in fibers the world around her.  One would never guess that the 35 years of her professional life were spent (with great pleasure) teaching the French language and literature; but she never ceased to work on the side as her marine biologist husband’s  field assistant, in addition to being a scientific illustrator for both the Smithsonian Institution and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

About Dr. Robert Warner
Dr. Robert Warner is currently Research Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Upon completion of a B.A. degree in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Warner received a Ph.D. degree (1973) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, he joined the faculty at UC Santa Barbara, where he has served as Chair of the Departments of Biological Sciences and Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology.​

Dr. Isabel Downs (fiber artist) & Dr. Robert Warner (marine biologist)

Dr. Isabel Downs, Detail of “Tidepool Souvenirs - Littoral Memories” | Oil, cotton, ribbons, buttons, beads, tulle, monofilament fishing line, and origami


About the Wildling Museum

The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, and education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations.

The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays). For more information, and to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit.

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