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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 3-5 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 3-5, 2017

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Anniversary Events

"Coming Home!" - the Sandhill Crane Festival 20th Anniversary Crane Mural

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM
Alumni Plaza, south of the Rotunda.

Festival visitors of all ages are welcome to help create clay tiles for a crane mural with Donna Billick and her Rock Art team from Davis. Community art builds are designed to include anyone who is interested in learning by doing. You may also create a tile that you can keep.

The 20th Anniversary Sandhill Crane commemorative mural will be installed in early 2017 at the Lodi Library entrance. Come help create a Sandhill Crane art legacy for Lodi! This project is supported by the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association and a generous legacy gift from Arilee Pollard.

Lodi Watershed tile mural, created by Heritage Elementary School students. The Crane tile mural will be similar in size.


Mimicking Whooper

Thomas Theatre
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Mimicking Whooper uses state of the art gaming software to provide an opportunity to virtually interact with Whooping Cranes - to figuratively dance their dance.  This virtual interaction provides an engaging, fun, and personalize glimpse into the magnificent world of crane behavior.  You can interact with Mimicking Whooper in Thomas Theatre on Friday from 6 to 8:30 PM, from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.

Mimicking Whooper is part of Cranes in Motion, a multimedia project by Cathy Cook that includes documentary, moving images, and sound to explore the fascinating dynamics of crane culture and natural history.  Cathy Cook will discuss her Cranes in Motion project at the Opening Dinner on Friday.

Cathy Cook is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at The University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Prior to moving to Baltimore, she worked in New York City for 11 years as an Art Director in the Film and TV industry.  Cathy migrates between Baltimore and Wisconsin; during the summer she lives on a small swampy lake with her dog Zippy, where they share residence with cranes, loons, herons, deer, otters, and coyotes.

A preview of Mimicking Whooper

02_Cook_Excerpt_MimickWhooper from on Vimeo.