Meetings

Our next meeting is:  Sunday, April 10, 2022

LIVE AND ZOOM!!

Elk Grove Village Library
1001 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Chicago Shell Club Meeting & Lecture

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, 10 April, 2022, TIME: 1 – 4pm, 

Lecture starts at 2pm 

Elk Grove Village Library; 1001 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007; ph. 847-439-0447

FORMAT:   HYBRID meeting:  In-person and via Zoom (Zoom directions will be sent later)

CO-LECTURERJanet Voight, PhD; Women’s Board Associate Curator for Invertebrate Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago, Invertebrates Division of Life Sciences

CO-LECTURERPeggy Macnamara: Artist in Residence, Field Museum, and Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

  

TITLE: “From the Seashore to the Seafloor:  An Illustrated Tour of Sandy Beaches, Kelp Forests, Coral Reefs, and Life in the Ocean’s Depths”   Janet Voight, author.  Peggy McNamara, illustrator. University of Chicago Press. Publication May 27, 2022.  

Website: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/F/bo139726392.html 

 

SYNOPSIS:  Dr. Voight and fine artist Peggy Macnamara will be talking about their book (to be released, hot off of the presses, May 27, 2022). The book contains 16 essays about habitats in the ocean where, with only a couple of exceptions, Janet has studied; each is illustrated by specially made watercolor paintings. The 16 chapters start at the sandy beach, the most familiar part of the ocean to most, and move into less familiar habitats. We move away from the continent across the sea surface, then down to the bottom of the sea.  We do this by working on research cruises and we move deep by diving in the ALVIN (ALVIN is the only Human Occupied Vehicle that dives to 4500 m – 2.8 miles- deep in the USA).  In addition to Janet’s text, each of the 16 chapters contains short essays written by Field Museum Artist in Residence Peggy McNamara; these range from descriptions of the techniques she used in the paintings to considerations of art history.  Her 70+ beautiful watercolor paintings illustrating the text are the highlight of the book (says Janet, which Peggy denies).  

 


Visitors are welcome!!

NOTE: The CSC  meeting will also be available via Zoom for digital access if you are unable to come in person to the meeting.
Directions and links for the Zoom access will be emailed the week of April 3, 2021.

If you are a visitor, contact Rebecca Gray Smith at  (312) 450 5576; smithrg@uchicago.edu or rebeccagraysmith.com@gmail.com for the Zoom Meeting codes.

Chicago Shell Club 2021 – 2022 Meetings

Sunday September 12, 2021 —

LECTURER: Alan Gettleman, Historian of the Conchologists of America (COA)

TITLE: Shells from the Most Extreme Remote Locations on Earth”

Sunday October 10, 2021TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: Jochen Gerber, Ph.D; Collections Manager of Invertebrates, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL USA

TITLE: “A pile of shells or a shell collection? A primer on how to keep a shell collection – and how not to”

Sunday November 14, 2021 — TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: José H. Leal, Ph.D.; Science Director & Curator, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL;

TITLE: What’s new at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum?”

Sunday December 5, 2021, 1 – 4 pm —

The CSC Annual St. Nick & Neptune Holiday Party & Shell Auction

LOCATION: The Jolly Inn; 6501 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60634; ph: (773) 736-7606;

Sunday January 9, 2022 — Dr. Kentaro Inoue, Ph.D: Biologist at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago; Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research 

TITLE:  “Harnessing genetic tools to uncover hidden biodiversity in freshwater mussels
 

Sunday February 13, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm. LECTURER: Rebecca Mensch, MS; Senior Marine Biologist; The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel-Captiva FL;

TITLE: “Beyond Shells: The Shell Museum Comes Alive!”;

Sunday March 13, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm.

LECTURER: Dr. Charles Rawlings, JD, MD;

TITLE: A Shelling Trip to St. Lucia during the time of COVID

Sunday April 10, 2022 TIME: 1 – 4 pm, the lecture will be at 2pm.

LECTURER: Dr. Janet Voight, PhD; Curator, Field Museum of Natural History Invertebrates Division; TITLE: “From the Seashore to the Seafloor: An Illustrated Tour of Sandy Beaches, Kelp Forests, Coral Reefs, and Life in the Ocean’s Depths

Sunday May 15, 2022 — *CSC Annual Meeting, Auction, & Election of Officers;Location:

Lee & Jan Kremer’s home in Crystal Lake IL