The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Knoxville Zoo, Art By Their Chimpanzees

knoxville zoo transforms itself into the wildest art gallery you've ever seen

during art gone wild

Seymour Herald/Library Photo
Seymour Herald/Library Photo
George's Art
published: September 15 2009 01:17 PM updated:: September 15 2009 01:42 PM
Gone Wild!, an after-hours art show featuring original works by zoo animals on Friday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Art Gone Wild! patrons can enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres as they peruse inspired works by some of Knoxville Zoo's artists in residence. Making their debut this year are paintings by George, the oneyear-
old chimpanzee born at the zoo last July. His chimpanzee companions Bo, Julie and Lu have all contributed works to this year's event, as well as his mother Daisy who did some painting with help from
George. Other animal artists participating in Art Gone Wild! are Kali the white tiger, Bantu and Ernie gorillas, Jello and Gypsy penguin, Edie, Jana, and Tonka elephants and an impressive collaborative work by all
the zoo's black bears; Alvin, Otis, Ursula, and Feeber. Fans of big cats will find contributions from cheetahs to bobcats, and this could be your chance to add an original "Vermeerkat" to you collection-painted by the
meerkats, of course.
The event will also give guests a chance to see some of the artists at work; Jana and Edie elephants will be creating two very special paintings on canvas to be auctioned off at the event. The meerkats will be creating a special work for the evening's auction as well. The evening will also feature some of the zoo's reptiles demonstrating their painting talents,
All proceeds from Art Gone Wild! go to fund the zoo's enrichment program, which provides stimulating
environments that enhance the well-being of the zoo's animals and encourage natural behaviors. Art Gone Wild! is for guests 21 years and older, and a photo ID will be required to enter the event.
Special thanks to 106.1 FM The River.
Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop onehour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300


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