Birds of the West with Molly Hashimoto

Birds of the West with Molly Hashimoto

Join Molly Hashimoto for a discussion of birds, art, and her new book "Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide."
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  • Wed, Aug 7, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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The 32nd Annual Summer Lecture Series at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR will be held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center auditorium in July and August.  The auditorium seats 100 people and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. All lectures are free.  Thanks to Friends of Nisqually NWR Complex for their support of the summer lecture series.

August 7: Molly Hashimoto, artist, teacher and author of Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide, will share her experiences of birdwatching and creating art that is inspired by her own backyard and places
further afield around the west.

This event is free and open to the public. Molly will be signing books, which will be available for purchase.

About the book:

In Birds of the West, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western bird species across seven habitats using different media, from quick ink sketches to vivid block prints. From the diminutive ruby-crowned kinglet to the majestic golden eagle, Molly’s range of art and detail encourages all of us, whether artists or not, to observe our feathered friends more closely.

About the author:

Seattle resident Molly Hashimoto leads plein air watercolor painting and printmaking workshops at the North Cascades Institute, Yellowstone Forever Institute, Wenatchee River Institute, and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Her artwork is widely published in cards, calendars, books, and journals, and she is the author of Colors of the West. Learn more at

More information about this event…

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (Norm Dicks Visitor Center)
100 Brown Farm Road Olympia, WA 98516