October 13 through December 1, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday, October 13 from 6-8pm
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
According to environmentalists, biodiversity is one of the most desirable yet sensitive characteristics of a healthy environment. Deborah Thomas’s mixed media eco-art installation “Endangered/
Extinct” is a compelling reminder of the ongoing threat to biodiversity in the avian world. Featuring illustrations from John James Audubon’s The Birds of America first
published in 1827, the installation’
s repurposed windows frame fanciful
views of American birds that are currently extinct or endangered.
The Arroyo Arts Collective was established in 1989, as a community
organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in
Northeast Los Angeles. The mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to
develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an
awareness of the creative vitality of Northeast Los Angeles.
Audubon Center at Debs Park: The Center’s mission is to inspire people to
experience, understand and care for the local natural world. Located in a
wildlife corridor for migratory birds, Debs Park is a haven for 138 species
of birds. Its nature-based education and community programs are designed to
engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a
personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to
their lives. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino
neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for
outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation.