WAUSAU — California-based artist and science illustrator Jane Kim will complete a mural at the Woodson Art Museum and lead artist residency programs Nov. 9-18, during the Museum’s annual flagship “Birds in Art” exhibition.

During Kim’s “Mural, Mural on the Wall” project, visitors can observe her at work illustrating how bird feathers get their color. During her residency, Kim also will lead a “Birds in Art” gallery walk, a full-day scientific illustration workshop for teens and adults, and an evening presentation about her work and artistic process.

Kim, who specializes in creating large-scale public installations, received acclaim for her Cornell University Lab of Ornithology mural celebrating the evolution and diversity of birds, according to the Woodson.

After her evening presentation at the Woodson, Kim will sign copies of “The Wall of Birds,” which chronicles the Lab of Ornithology project.

Support for “Mural, Mural on the Wall” is provided by a $10,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In addition to completing the mural at the Woodson, Kim will lead the following programs:

  • “Through the Eyes of an Illustrator: Gallery Walk,” Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. – Join artist and science illustrator Jane Kim for a fresh perspective in the “Birds in Art” galleries where she reflects upon the avian subjects and artworks on view.
  • “Scientific Illustration: Teen & Adult Workshop,” Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Teens and adults interested in learning more about the art form of natural history illustration receive instruction from certified scientific illustrator Jane Kim, whose lifelike murals of the natural world garner national praise for their elegance, accuracy, and artful storytelling. Total fee: $75 for members; $90 for nonmembers; cost includes lunch and materials. Call 715-845-7010 to register.
  • “Behind the Wall of Birds: Presentation & Book Signing,” Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Join Jane Kim as she tells the story of her 2,500-square-foot mural for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology depicting the evolution of birds. The two-and-a-half-year journey to complete this monumental mural is documented in a new book, “The Wall of Birds: One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years,”published by Harper Collins. A book signing follows Jane’s presentation; books available for purchase at the museum.

For more information, visit www.lywam.org, email the Museum at info@lywam.org or call 715-845-7010.