Mr. Big Stuff by Ginger Parris, Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″
The World of the Wild, sponsored by Utah’s Hogle Zoo, is the annual art show featuring artworks of animals and the wild. The goal of this exhibition is to bring together the works of serious artists who are interested in displaying their view of wild animals, plants and places with which we share our world.
The art of depicting animals is an ancient one. Prehistoric people depicted animals on cave walls in an attempt to gain power over their hunt. These paintings can still be seen in Lascaux, France; Altamira, Spain; Africa and Australia. Fremont and Anasazi Indians of Utah also drew animal images as a form of spiritual empowerment. The ancient Egyptians drew and modeled animals with great care based upon the observation of nature. Today, art classes are often seen at the Zoo painting and drawing from life.
Wildlife artists such as James Audubon have been instrumental in raising public awareness of endangered species. We hope by focusing more attention on the wilder side of nature that the public will gain a greater awareness of and appreciation for wildlife.
- Press release for your school or institution to distribute. For a press image click on the picture above and it will open in a new tab at a higher resolution.
- Hogle Zoo’s Annual Art Show website
- Educational Materials
2018-2019 Traveling Schedule
Manti Elementary, Aug 20 – Sep 17
Delta South Elementary, Sep 17 – Oct 15
Wasatch County Library, Heber City, Oct 16 – Nov 27
Grand County Library, Moab, Dec 4 – Jan 3, 2019
Hansville Elementary, Jan 3 – 31
Springside Elementary, Saratoga Springs, Feb 6 – Mar 6
Kane County Healing Arts, Kanab, Apr 4 – May 2
Trailside Elementary, Park City, May 3 – 31
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City, June 3 – July 7