WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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With spring comes a literal and figurative return of five winged B’s — birds, bees, butterflies, bats and bugs.
The Wayne Art Center, Bird Town Radnor and Audubon Pennsylvania have joined together to present a fine art exhibition and series of educational programs. In the Wayne Art Center’s Davenport Gallery, will be works in ceramics, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, glass, fiber, sculpture, paintings, works on paper and photography that depict one of the 5 B’s. There will also be some outdoor sculpture. At an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. March 29, the show’s two jurors will determine who gets $2,000 worth of awards.
Where is the Wayne Art Center?
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne.
How long does this last?
The art exhibit ends May 2, but programs continue through May 9.
What’s the deal with the programming?
Here’s the breakdown, according to the official www.thefivebs.org website.
April 7: Storytelling for ages 3+ with Carrie Barron of Audubon Pennsylvania (and a live bird), 4 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
April 8: “Why Birds Matter” lecture by naturalist Scott Weidensaul (with wine and refreshments), 7 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Cost: $10.
April 9: “Art Inspiring Conversation” class and craft activity for ages 8+, 4:15 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Cost is $90 for the four class series April 9, 16, 23 and 30, or $25 for a single class.
April 10: Bird and bat house building workshop, 6:30 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library. You need to order your kit ahead of time (limit one bird and one bat house per family) from the library. Wood birdhouse kits are $10 and wood bat house kits are $32. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
April 14: Storytelling for ages 3+ with Briar Bush Nature Center (and taxidermy bats), 4 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
April 15: “Bats, White Nose Syndrome and Our Environment” lecture with Dan Mummert of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 7 p.m., Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon.
April 16: “Art Inspiring Conversation” class for ages 8+, 4:15 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Cost: $25 per class.
April 21: Storytelling for ages 4+ with Rick “The Butterfly Guy” Mikula (and collected butterflies), 4 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
April 22: “Backyard Butterflies, Beetles and Other Pollinators” lecture with Dan Duran of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Steven Saffier of Audubon Pennsylvania, 7 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
April 23: “Art Inspiring Conversation” class and craft activity for ages 8+, 4:15 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Cost: $25 per class.
April 25: “Help Build a Rain Garden” (bring your own trowel and shovel), 10 a.m., Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Ave.
April 25: “Native Plant Gardening Design and Tour,” 4 p.m., Wayne Art Center Gardens.
April 28: Storytelling for ages 3-6 with Ryan Williamson of Bryn Mawr Bees (and a live hive), 4 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
April 28: “Honey Bee Buzz” lecture with University of Pennsylvania entomologist Edward Pieters, 6:30 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
April 29: “Fireflies: An Informative Talk” with Dan Otte of the Academy of Natural Sciences, 7 p.m., Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.
April 30: “Art Inspiring Conversation” class and craft activity for ages 8+, 4:15 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Cost: $25.
May 2: Children’s Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wayne Art Center. Call (610) 688-3553 or visit www.wayneart.org for the complete schedule and fees.
May 5: Storytelling for ages 3-6 with the Tyler Arboretum (and live worms used for composting), 4:30 p.m., Radnor Memorial Library.
May 6: “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships At Home” lecture and book signing with Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology of University of Delaware, 7 p.m., Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Ave. Wayne. Cost: $20.
May 9: “Gardening with the Five B’s,” 10 a.m., Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.