Exhibit February 4-March 19th
Opening Reception Thursday February 4th 6-8pm
Wildlife Exhibit on endangered species and wildlife conservation. The exhibit will feature 3 artist/activists of African species. Whitney Kurlan, wildlife conservation artist specializing in Pastels and Oils will be featuring Africa's Painted Wild Dogs and a percentage of the profits will be donated to support www.painteddogs.org. Camryn Flynn, photographer and dog trainer for anti-poaching units in South Africa, and Robert Campbell, Artist and designer for wildlife conservation organizations.
The exhibit will feature a live zoom call with Peter Blinston of the Painted Dog Organization in South Africa.
Peter first learned of the plight of the African wild dog as an eight-year-old boy growing up in England. He moved to Zimbabwe 20 years ago to help establish Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) with his rare combination of passion, inter personal skills, business and management skills.
Peter has guided the development and execution of programs to address the threats directly impacting upon the painted dogs including the deployment of anti poaching units to the world-class Iganyana Children’s Bush Camp. He has hired a capable and dedicated team of local staff, who also are playing a critical role in changing local attitudes towards conservation.
When Peter takes on a new initiative, it will be done well, with full regard for the complexities of doing conservation in Zimbabwe. Peter also is highly regarded by his peers as an effective manager who is rigorous about producing outcomes.
the Aiken Center for the Arts for further information on the exhibit or to donate to painted dogs please visit their sites.