Katrina Van Grouw, illustrator and author helps unveil a new Geological Museum at the University of Wyoming, events next week

swallowsAmerican fans of Katrina Van Grouw’s book The Unfeathered Bird will be delighted to learn she is heading to the US for multiple events starting in Wyoming next week and winding through New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. We’ll post information about her events here so check back.

First up, Katrina is headed to the University of Wyoming for a series of events starting next week:

Thursday, Oct. 31, 4:10 p.m. — A seminar, “A Very Fine Swan Indeed: Art, Science and the Unfeathered Bird” will be presented in the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. A reception before the event is scheduled for 3:40 p.m., and a book sale and signing will follow her talk.

Friday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m. — She will host an exhibition of her drawings in the Museum of Vertebrates. Artwork from “The Unfeathered Bird” will be available to view and purchase. The event will include presentations by the museum’s hosts as well as a display of museum specimens.

Monday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. — She will give a workshop on drawing natural history specimens. The course is open to 20 participants, of all skill levels. Prior registration must be completed by Nov. 1. To register, visit http://wyomingbiodiversity.org/news/event/biological-sketching-workshop-katrina-van-grouw/?eID=86.

Monday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. — She will speak about the “Fuzz to Feathers to Flight: How Birds Arose from Dinosaurs and Took to the Air” exhibition in the Geological Museum. The exhibition will explore the evolution of birds and identify when modern bird characteristics emerged through dinosaur history.

Katrina’s book The Unfeathered Bird was published earlier this year to a flood of positive reviews including this stand-out article at the New York Times.