Marin County Art Installation Spirit Nest Volunteers and Events

Experience the Spirit Nest!  Here’s an update on volunteer opportunities and events:

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Following the initial Story on this blog – ART A FIRE DANGER REMINDER:  “A County of Marin sponsored art installation, now under construction in San Rafael, will serve as an eye-catching reminder about the always-present danger of wildfire for Marin County….”

UPDATE with volunteer opportunities and events:

Join artist Jayson Fann and Marin County Parks staff in constructing the Spirit Nest. Drop-in participation for an hour or more welcome. Ages 16 and up. Gloves and tools provided. Free snacks! The nest is being built from eucalyptus branches harvested during fire fuel reduction.

Jayson Fann says:

“The process consists of fitting the puzzle of branches into a flowing form that integrates structural integrity with artistic flow. I use tension by bending the wood and countersunk screws that are virtually invisible to ensure a strong structure.”

Tuesday, August 14:   9am–3pm
Wednesday, August 15:   9am–3pm
Thursday, August 16:   9am–3pm
Saturday, August 11 build is canceled, due to a change in the artist’s schedule. No volunteers needed on August 11.

Questions about volunteering? Email or call 415-763-2977.

SPIRIT NEST CELEBRATION –Sunday, August 19:   11am–2pm:
Celebrate the completion of the Spirit Nest. All ages welcome. Explore the nest and post photos to #SpiritNestMarin. The event features the Free Library Bookmobile, One Tam Roving Ranger, live music, and more.

ARTIST PRESENTATION- Sunday, August 19:   12pm
Artist Jayson Fann will give a free slideshow and talk about his work. Takes place in the Redwood Foyer inside Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, a short walk from where the Spirit Nest structure is located.

DIRECTIONS: These events take place in Lagoon Park, San Rafael. From Hwy 101 in San Rafael, take the exit for North San Pedro Rd. (If coming from Hwy 101 North, follow the signs to the Civic Center and to North San Pedro Rd). Once on North San Pedro Rd, turn left at stop light onto Civic Center Drive and follow for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Avenue of the Flags. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Civic Center Dr and in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

Posted by Melanie Nathan

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