BVAS is hosting an exhibit of 25 fanciful metal bird sculptures in August at the BVAS Nature Center. The fascinating works of art were created by Oceanside sculptor Paul Weber, sometimes known as “Dr. Duck.” The free exhibit will run for two weeks, August 6-21.
Guests will be able to view the sculptures during the Nature Center’s regular operating hours (Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.; closed Mon).
Preview Reception—A preview reception at the Nature Center on Friday, August 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will give guests a chance to meet the artist. Light refreshments will be served.
Kids’ Art Project— Local artist and BVAS educator Chris Clark will hold a free painting workshop for kids, guiding them with painting birds through fun and unique artistic methods on August 6 at 1 p.m.
The Hatching of Dr. Duck—Paul’s alter persona was created almost 20 years ago after several of his metal bird sculptures began to mysteriously appear around the grounds of the Nature Center. Each morning following the appearance of a new sculpture, a note would be found with the message, “Dr. Duck was here.” This public exhibit finally gives BVAS a chance to officially recognize Paul and thank Dr. Duck for the art that has delighted Nature Center visitors for so many years.