Fresh Gallery

  • Address : 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 862-9300
  • Website : www.freshgallery.org
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays

Fresh Gallery is thrilled to present Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Angel Brame plus special event Impressions of The Wild, featuring artwork by animals at Dickerson Park Zoo and Rutledge Wilson Farm. Last year, Fresh presented its inaugural show of animal art and the event was such a huge success that we are doing it again! Paintings range from Hippopotamus Kisses to Domestic Rat Tracks, and we can’t forget the Siamang Brush Paintings! This year, the keepers will bring a box turtle, snake, and a skink to do live paintings 6-10 p.m. during the Aug. 1 First Friday Art Walk. Proceeds of sales go to The Ozarks Chapter of the American Association of ZooKeepers. Why animal art? The keepers and animals enjoy painting together. It is enrichment for both of them. Painting is a form of animal training and enrichment that goes beyond masterpieces by lions, tigers, and many other species. It allows keepers to manage the animals in a positive way. They build personal relationships with the animals while using “painting” to train other behaviors. For example, an elephant footprint in paint is great practice for elephant foot radiographs by using the canvas like a radiograph plate. Keepers love adding new items to the animal’s environment and painting is a fun way to do this. It is amazing when you see the animals start to think about where their next stroke is or what paw goes where! Don’t miss out on these fantastic pieces of art and the opportunity to “meet” the artists. Wild artists will also be painting for Second Saturday Aug. 9!

 

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery is thrilled to present Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Angel Brame plus special event Impressions of The Wild, featuring artwork by animals at Dickerson Park Zoo and Rutledge Wilson Farm. Last year, Fresh presented its inaugural show of animal art and the event was such a huge success that we are doing it again! […]

  • 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 862-9300
  • www.freshgallery.org
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays