BOOKS: Tony Angell talks about owls, from cave paintings to Harry Potter

Seattle sculptor and wildlife artist Tony Angell shares his new book, “The House of Owls,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

In his book, Angell provides detailed information and gorgeous drawings of all North American owl species, and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture. He considers the challenges owls face in a world of human-driven change, urging lovers of nature to consider all that we’d lose if we lost the owls.

Angell has written and illustrated numerous books in the fields of art and natural history. He supervised environmental education for Washington’s Office of Public Instruction for more than 30 years while maintaining an award-winning career as a professional artist. He lives in Lake Forest Park.

More about Angell: tonyangell.net.