What To Do In Florida: Help great apes by visiting ENDANGERED Exhibition

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Artist Garry Kravit and Oopsie (Endangered Exhibition in Miami)

Artist Garry Kravit and Oopsie (Endangered Exhibition in Miami)

Florida News: ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami December 5-9, 2012

A special exhibition of art will be on display at Miami Club Rum Distillery in an effort to raise funds to benefit The Center for Great Apes. Many top artists are participating in the event, including Betsy Stewart, Jeffrey Pitt, David Kidd and Laurent Harari. In addition to art, exciting events will take place nightly during the exhibition, each of them starting at 7pm.

The Center for Great Apes

Founded in 1993, the non-profit Center for Great Apes rescues and protects orangutans and chimpanzees that have retired from lives spent as research subjects, entertainers, and as neglected or abused pets. Currently, 45 great apes live at The Center, a forested sanctuary set on more than a hundred acres.

ENDANGERED – The artists

Many of the works on display at ENDANGERED will have apes incorporated into them. The following artists, all represented by Octavia Art Gallery, will have works on display during this exhibition:

  • Joe Zammit-Lucia, renowned animal portrait artist
  • David Kidd, abstract painter
  • Nall, successful artist with international appeal
  • Sheila McInerney, exploring the inner world of her memories and dreams
  • Betsy Stewart, famous for making art from microscopic images of life systems in pond water
  • Jeffrey Pitt, creating paintings and drawings representing current events
Garry Kravit, Anna Bogusz, Jonathan Norris, Isabelle du Toit, Norman Gitzen and Ronnie Muscat will also have works on display.

ENDANGERED – The Art

See works reflecting animals and life, the environment and nature. A special image has been created for the ENDANGERED exhibition by fine art photographer, Laurent Harari. A piece centered around great apes will be on display by artist Jeffrey Pitt,  a primatologist by trade.

Plan your visit

  • When: December 5-December 9, 2012 | 11am-11pm
  • Where: The Miami Club Rum Distillery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida
  • More details: http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org

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