Bird Cloud Island

Scottsdale Public Art opens bird and family-friendly retreat designed by artist Koryn Woodward Wasson.

This summer, Scottsdale Public Art and artist Koryn Woodward Wasson are transforming the Gallery @ The Library at the Scottsdale Civic Center into a feather and family-friendly resort titled Bird Cloud Island. Once only for birds, Bird Cloud Island is opening its doors to local families from May 11 through Aug. 26.

While exploring the hotel as either a guest or a concierge-in-training, visitors can enjoy the resort’s special bird-friendly amenities like the Neato-Nido Nests, Early’s Diner, the Jewel Pool and the Good-Night Show at the Luna Club. Bird Cloud Island will also host a variety of free, creative and educational workshops so guests can learn more about their local bird population and how birds and humans rely on each other for survival.

Schedule of workshops and events:

May 11, 5-7:30 p.m. – Opening reception
May 22, 10-11 a.m. – Birdhouse building workshop
June 5, 9-10 a.m. – Birdfeeder workshop
July 3, 10-11 a.m. – Patriotic eagle feather crown workshop
July 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Bird puppets Workshop
July 27, 4-5 p.m. – Macramé hummingbird feeders workshop
Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m. – Bird Cloud Island masks workshop
Aug. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Lecture about Arizona textile artist and printmaker Harwood Steiger

Wasson, born and raised in Phoenix, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with an emphasis on printmaking from Arizona State University. Currently teaching visual arts at Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix, the artist always seeks to create artwork that appeals to children and adults alike. In 2014, she worked with her husband, artist Roy Wasson Valle, to create the “Camp Dreamtree” exhibition at Scottsdale Public Art’s Gallery @ The Library.


Bird Cloud Island 

May 11 – August 26

Gallery @ The LibraryScottsdale Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale

For more information, visit ScottsdalePublicArt.org.

 

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