Announcing "Once a Kingdom: Animal Portraits
from D.R. Wakefield and Zoo New England"
opening January 16th in Bromer Gallery
A striking tour of the creatures lost and found on a changing planet, our upcoming exhibition pairs books and etchings by D.R. Wakefield of the Chevington Press and professional photographs by Eric Kilby highlighting endangered and extinct animals with original paintings by the gorillas at Zoo New England. Additionally, Jen Bradley, Artist-in-Residence at the Franklin Park Zoo, will have pieces from her ongoing “Ape Drawing Project” on view.
With so much to introduce, we will be hosting two receptions:
The first, on January 16th, will celebrate the opening of the exhibit. The open house event will run from 4-7pm, with the artists on hand (except the gorillas, who will be enjoying their warm habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo) to answer questions and speak briefly about their work.
The second, on January 30th, also from 4-7pm, will highlight the Zoo's diverse contributions to the show. John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, will talk about the Zoo's mission and conservation efforts. We will also be joined by special guests, some of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors!