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#GhostFlock: The Flyover

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Duration: 4 hours

map of #GhostFlock: The Flyover
Location:

Gantry Park

State St. and Grand Ave., Beloit, WI 53511

Contact: Dan Bartlett, bartletd@beloit.edu

Saturday September 27th

#GhostFlock: The Flyover

Aldo Leopold wrote, “There will always be pigeons in books and in museums, but these are effigies and images, dead to all hardships and to all delights. Book-pigeons cannot dive out of a cloud to make the deer run for cover, or clap their wings in thunderous applause of mast-laden woods. Book-pigeons cannot breakfast on new-mown wheat in Minnesota, and dine on blueberries in Canada. They know no urge of seasons; they feel no kiss of sun, no lash of wind and weather. They live forever by not living at all.”

#GhostFlock: The Flyover is an evening of readings and live performances inspired by the passenger pigeon, themes of extinction, and humankind’s effect on the environment. The backdrop for this event will be the simulated passing of a flock of hundreds of millions of passenger pigeon projected onto the side of the Fat Wallet building during the event.

6-10:00 PM, Gantry Park (next to Bushel and Pecks) in downtown Beloit

Co-sponsored by Bushel and Pecks, Downtown Beloit Association, and the Kohler Community Engagement Fund

Categories:

General, Logan Museum

Audiences:

All