TULSA, OK, January 5, 2011 — The Tulsa Zoo has made a splash in the art world with 'Art: UNTAMED', a collection of whimsical, genuine art pieces created by the animals themselves, whether with paw, trunk or paintbrush.  The latest collection of animal avant-garde creations will be on display at Wild Fork Restaurant in Utica Square January 10 through March 12, 2011.  

 

The notion of a Penguin Picasso or a Meerkat Monet may seem unusual, but art is a big part of many Tulsa Zoo animals' routines.  From elephants to chimpanzees, painting provides enrichment, or activities that keep the animals nimble and amused. 

 

The first installation of “Art: UNTAMED” was an almost sell-out collection, with art and animal lovers alike swooping up mementos that not only adds pizzazz to any space, but also represents valuable dollars invested toward building a better zoo. 

 

Tulsa Zoo’s second installation of “Art:UNTAMED” has migrated to Utica Square will deck the walls of Wild Fork Restaurant through March 13, so don’t miss your chance to see the stunning masterpieces from such artsy animals as Sooky the Elephant, and Gary the Guinea Hog; but also a poignant final impression of the Tulsa Zoo’s polar bear, Kavek.  New to this year’s collection are photos of some of the zoo animals taken by the Tulsa Zoo’s official photographer, with all proceeds benefitting the zoo.  Each one-of-a-kind piece is elegantly and expertly framed by Ziegler’s Art & Frame. 

 

Art can be seen during regular business hours at Wild Fork and are available for sale, with all money raised going toward building a better Tulsa Zoo.  For more information contact Angela Evans at 918-669-6612 or email at aevans@tulsazoo.org.

Angela “If It Ain’t Baroque” Evans   |   Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.

Marketing & Public Relations Director

6421 East 36th Street North

Tulsa, OK 74115

918.669.6612 - Office

918.606.3542 - Cell

aevans@tulsazoo.org

www.tulsazoo.org