Exploring Oregon's Seabird Seascape through Art and Science (1)

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Thursday, October 27, 2016  5:30 PMEnds:Thursday, October 27, 2016  7:00 PM
Cost:

Free

Location:

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Event Description:

Community discussion led by Jane Dolliver, Master’s Candidate (Wildlife Science), Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center

October 27, 5:30pm, Newport Visual Arts Center, Free

As part of its fall exhibition focus on seabirds, the Newport Visual Arts Center will host an exploration of Oregon's common seabirds that serve as an inspiration to artists and scientists, including gulls, terns, murres and albatross. The community discussion will be led by Jane Dolliver, a master’s candidate at Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center. Dolliver will delve into the science of seabird populations, movements and mortality patterns of the birds featured in the fall exhibitions at the Newport Visual Arts Center. This set of exhibits, running through November 26, includes artwork by Mimi Cernyar Fox, "Wings over the Sea"; Dana Hulburt, "Tillamook Inspirations"; and Ben Killen Rosenberg, "Continuum."

Jane Dolliver holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Zoology degrees from the University of Washington (2004). Her research interests include population dynamics, population modeling, resource management and conservation, marine science education. Her thesis project involves the use of remote sensing data, specifically images from the WorldView-3 and WorldView-2 satellites, to count short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), a IUCN-listed vulnerable population, from space. Before beginning her MS at OSU, Dolliver worked as the program coordinator for the citizen science program, COASST, and performed field work in Puget Sound and on the coast of Washington State and off the coast of Chile.

The visual art galleries at the VAC will be open before and after the public presentation.

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