WorldFest 2013 Earth Day Festival: Art Avenue
The whimsical and inimitable stylings of our own Rebecca Fischer were front and center at WorldFest’s first-ever “Art Avenue” tent this year. Thanks to art coordinator Lawrence Ziese and everyone else at WorldFest for inviting us to participate – we had a blast hanging out in the warm California sun at Woodley Park, listening to some cool worldbeat grooves, meeting the other attendees and enjoying all of the art.
May 19, 2013, Lake Balboa, CA.
Artwork courtesy of Rebecca Fischer, copyright 2013
(pictured: Harish plays to the crowd)
Art Night & Auction: An Evening to Benefit the Animal History Museum
Our first-ever art auction was a feast for all of the senses! Guests sipped champagne and nibbled on appetizers, enjoyed the fine art adorning the gallery walls and had a chance to bid on animal-themed art – including a William Wegman print and a custom “pet portrait” by Colorado artist Rebecca Fischer. Attendees also previewed our newest animals-and-art-themed pop-up exhibit: The Animalier Extraordinaire: The Life and Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, had the opportunity to chat with our executive director and “meet” a dozen advisory council members and content developers in a specially-created video montage.
May 17, 2013, Hovik’s Fine Arts, North Hollywood, CA.
Thanks to all of our: Artists: Hovik Kochinian, William Wegman, Dana Feagin, Sharon Montrose, Don Feare, Jeanne Brodsky, Asher Jay, J. Nelson and Rebecca Fischer. Partners: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Field Roast, Just Pure Foods, Veggie Grill, Ciao Cristina, Nutro and Petco. Volunteers and event staff: Stu Halperin, Shayna Broadstone, Brian and Karla Garcia, and Greg Zbylut
Pop-up curated by historian and author, Mary Thurston – Video montage created by producer and editor Dave Breyer
(pictured: soft strains of Frank Sinatra filled the air as guests mingled under the stars in the enclosed back courtyard at Hovik’s Fine Arts.)
Western Hoofprints: The Romance and the Reality of Mustangs in the American West
Our debut pop-up exhibit! These panels, excerpted from a larger exhibit planned for the rotating and special exhibit gallery of the Animal History Museum, were on display at the conference of Nature and the Popular Imagination, presented by the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.
August 8 – 11, 2012, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Curated by equine scholar, advocate and enthusiast, Natalie Hansen, Ph.D.
Research Assistance by Kathryn A. Gillespie, Ph.C. 2014
(pictured: Velma Brown Johnston, more popularly known as “Wild Horse Annie”)
Want to see our mustang pop-up become a full-scale special exhibit? You can help turn those plans into reality!
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The Animal History Museum plans to host other pop-up exhibits and fundraisers as well throughout the greater Los Angeles area during 2013 to help raise awareness of – and funds for – turning our plans into a reality. Keep checking back on this space for updates!
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