Tony Angell, self-taught artist and author of five books celebrating nature - particularly crows - is giving a rare speech on January 10 as a benefit for the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation. Everyone is welcome; the event is free to KBGF members and anyone who joins KBGF before or at the event. Cost is $10 per guest or non-member. You might make this your chance to join this treasure of a garden, dedicated to preserving Northwest native plants...and showing how to use them successfully in home gardens.
Tony (who was my high school civics teacher at Shorecrest, although he didn't seem that excited about my reminding him of that last time I saw him) will speak on birds and art in the garden at 7 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse, 1430 NW 188th Street in Shoreline, as part of the KBGF Annual Members Meeting.
A student of Art Kruckeberg's at the UW, Tony directed environmental education for the state of Washington for 30 years. His sculptures are in private and public collections, and his books feature sea birds and mammals as well as his beloved crows and their relatives. Learn more about Tony's work here; here are a couple of recent pieces...
Slate Raven's Wall
"Summer Coat", standing bronze weasel