Tuesday, March 6, 2012

“The Ghost and Mrs. Audubon”

Left: John and Karen Burkett who will present a narrative of the life of John and Lucy Audubon. The couple are well-known as historical character reenactors. Right: This print of an American Sparrow Hawk, is an example of the work of John James Audubon

On Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM, you are invited to the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio to be entertained and enlightened as John and Karen Burkett present a first person narrative of the life and accomplishments of John and Lucy Audubon.

John James Audubon was one of the first naturalists to illustrate birds as they appeared in nature. Often his illustrations were life size. John Burkett brings to life this unique individual whose talents mesmerized the world of science and art, and gives insight into his life, both successes and failures. In their performance, John and Karen Burkett appear in period costume using tools and supplies that might have been used by Audubon in his work and study of nature. Karen Burkett portrays Audubon’s wife, Lucy, devoted partner and supporter of his true lifelong dream.

All lectures are free and open to the public. However, regular admission applies to tour the museum, which includes the outstanding Annie Oakley Center and CrossRoads of Destiny exhibits.

Support for the Garst Lecture series comes in part from the Stephens Foundation.

The Garst Museum is located at:
205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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