There have been some interesting and spectacular bird sightings down at the Clarifier Project, across the pedestrian bridge from the Black Bear parking lot. Birders, like the Such family (parents Dave and Renee, and sons Marcel and Joel), and other local artists like Cathie Holm have reported sighting
mergansers, robins, and kingfishers so far this summer. The birds are members of the “ceramic” species, and can be seen nesting on the walls of the enormous community mosaic art project that local artists Cathy Rivers and Priscilla Cohan have been spearheading for the last few years.
Rivers estimates that there will be ten or more species added to the mosaic over the coming weeks, and urges residents to please stop by and see the progress that has been made on this unique piece of community art. Volunteers are always welcome to help out on this community art project. Cohan says,
“No tiling experience is necessary. We will give on-the-job-training.” Workdays are scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., and Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a great family activity, and groups such as boy/girl scouts, sports teams, school groups, church groups, clubs, etc., are invited to participate. Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, a hat, sturdy shoes, and work gloves; a water bottle and sunscreen are also a good idea.
For more information, and to see pictures of this fantastic art project, please go to their website, www.clarifierproject.net.