Save the Date for EPIC Arts Arcata! July 8th 6-9pm

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Murrelet and Chick, oil on board By: Joan Dunning

Save the Date!  Friday, July 8th Arts Arcata! 6-9pm, at the EPIC Office, on 145 South G Street, in Arcata, near the Marsh.    

EPIC will be hosting an open house and participating in Arts Arcata! Friends and supports are encouraged to come to the impromptu gallery, at the EPIC office, meet the staff, and enjoy the wonderful artwork. 

Local artist, Joan Dunning will be displaying her paintings and holding a book signing of her newest book, Seabird in the Forest; the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet, a children’s picture book about the elusive seabird that nests in the ancient redwood forest.   

EPIC has a long history of protecting the marbled murrelet, in 1993, their lawsuit, Marbled Murrelet and EPIC v. Pacific Lumber, was the first time the Endangered Species Act was applied to stop logging on private forest land to conserve the habitat of a species.

The new EPIC office, located at 145 G Street, Suite A in the old North Coast Journal building, near the Arcata Marsh

Joan Dunning is a critically acclaimed nature author and artist who writes for both adults and children. Her books include, The Loon: Voice of the Wilderness; Secrets of the Nest; From the Redwood Forest and she is an illustrator of a children’s book, Leaving Home. Her paintings are shown in gallery exhibitions and hang in private collections.