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MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

Ren Whitticar BFA in Illustration with a track in Comics, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? I plan to work in freelance full-time as an illustrator and to continue to write more content for future projects, like my book on freelancing for beginner freelance artists! What was a memorable experience […]

MCA Stories: Cambria Howard

MCA Stories: Cambria Howard

Cambria Howard BFA in Design Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? As of right now, I do not have any immediate plans after graduation other than continuing to network and add to my portfolio. I am actively searching for opportunities with design firms […]

MCA Stories: Grace Siler

MCA Stories: Grace Siler

Grace Siler BFA in Illustration, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? I have a job offer in Brooklyn and was going to start this summer, although that may be delayed a few months now. For the meantime I will be spending some time at home in New Mexico. In my […]

MCA Stories: Tootsie Bell

MCA Stories: Tootsie Bell

Tootsie Bell BFA in Sculpture/Illustration, 1988 What are you working on now? I am sole proprietor of Tootsie Bell silversmith/jeweler. I will celebrate 25 years of business this fall. Since graduating I have continued to exhibit regionally and have also pursued public art. At this point I have four public art pieces in Memphis and […]

Overton Park Big Day

To celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, we held a birding Big Day with a goal of identifying 65 bird species in the park in a single day. Here’s an archive of what we found. (Remember to make your gift to support the care of our incredible habitat!) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part […]

#NatureZen: Getting Ready for a Big Day

Today’s edition of Nature Zen will be short and sweet, as our staff prepares for #GivingTuesdayNow, coming up next week on May 5. This annual day of giving usually falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, but organizers have added a second call for donations this year because non-profits (like Overton Park Conservancy) have been hit […]

#NatureZen: Oh, sweet Canada!

#NatureZen: Oh, sweet Canada!

If there’s one question I’m asked most often as a birder, it’s “What’s that bird that sings [distinct whistling song]?” The answer–the singer of the melody often translated as “Oh, sweet Canada Canada“–is the white-throated sparrow. (Listen to it here. To my ears, the second song listed is the one we hear most frequently around these parts.) White-throated sparrows […]

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