Monday, September 26, 2016
ENDANGERED!Closing Week Public Program:
Tues, February 28, 1:40-3pm event in the Shiva Gallery
860 Eleventh Avenue/59 Street, main gallery by street entrance
DEFENDING OUR WILDLIFE, OUR WILD PLACES
- Maggie Caldwell, Earthjustice: Defending Wolves & Accessing Justice
- Jenny Bock, Friends of the Earth: Palm Oil Impaces on Wildlife, Humans & Climate
(Note: February 28 program is at the Eleventh Avenue building,exhibition is at Tenth Ave.)
curated by Mary TingJohn Jay College Presidents Gallery
899 Tenth Avenue/59 Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10019
Exhibition Dates: November 13, 2016 - March 3, 2017
Brent StapelkampMary Ting
Gallery hours: Mon to Fri 9-5pm and by appointment
email@example.comENDANGERED! the exhibition and its public programs is an emergency call to save the imperiled creatures whose precarious state is completely and sadly human caused. The endangered species crisis is growing at an alarming rate due to wildlife trafficking for animal parts and the exotic pet trade; habitat loss, degradation and conflicts due to the mining, logging, drilling, dams, agriculture, and livestock grazing, and further exacerbated by climate change. Wildlife trafficking with its direct ties to criminal syndicates and weapons threatens the rule of law, social stability and global security. This crisis is not just about the animals and regional problems - this involves all of us.
ENDANGERED! will include photography, prints and sculpture by a group of acclaimed international artists who are dedicated to the cause. From Nick Brandt’s heartbreaking Across the Ravaged Land series, to the expressionistic protest prints of Sue Coe, the exhaustive Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, the last photographs of Cecil, the famed lion, by his researcher and photographer, Brent Stapelkampf, to the Ivory Buddhist deity images and PTSD baby animal soft sculpture by artist, educator and curator,Mary Ting, these artists are emphatic about the critical nature of these issues.
Past Public Programs:
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, Presentations & Opening Reception
4:30-6:30 Presentation in room 630, 899 Tenth Ave/59 St:
-BATTLE ZONE RHINO: Syndicates & Africa's Poaching Crisis, Kathi Lynn Austin
will discuss work as primary investigator of Battle Zone Rhino, a project to stop wildlife crime and save Africa's dwindling rhino's from extinction.
-CITES 2016: Elephants, Lions & Pangolins, Brian Gaisford will report on the recent
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),his fieldwork, and the dire state of the African elephants, lions and pangolins.
6:30-8:30 Opening Reception Presidents Gallery- 6th Floor