Glow: Living Lights
October 14, 2013 – January 20, 2014
What puts the fire into a firefly? It is bioluminescence, a living organism’s ability to produce its own light, and it is one of the most incredible, yet least understood phenomena in nature. This beautiful exhibit takes visitors through an illuminating journey of both terrestrial and marine environments where they learn why and how so many creatures are lighting up the dark. Produced by Exhibit IQ, Inc.
2012 International Conservation Photography Awards
October 19, 2013 – January 20, 2014
ICP contest winners capture pivotal moments that engage us, then transform our understanding of nature and our environment. This biennial international event attracts thousands of photographers from around the world whose work reflects diverse topics with stunning results. Enjoy the top 25 images focused on environmental conservation. Organized by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington in partnership with the International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards).
2013 Wildlife Experience in Art
September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014
From Idaho to Arizona, 54 artists share their personal visions of wildlife in a juried exhibition. The 70 works of art on view present a wide variety of styles and media by current members of the Society of Animal Artists who live and work in the Rocky Mountain region. All artwork is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The Wildlife Experience.
Destination Africa – Into the Savanna
August 17, 2013 – August 10, 2014
Explore the wildlife of the African savanna “safari-style” beginning in the safari camp with live animal demos and a chance to gear up for an off-road photo op. The lodge offers ‘travelers’ an array of stunning African artwork by wildlife artists John Banovich, Robert Bateman, John Seerey-Lester and others. Next create your own images at computer painting easels. Young ones compare the size of Colorado to the vast savanna in a puzzle. Then on to encounter unusual animals of the unique savanna biome, such as the civet, meerkat, gerenuk and serval. Here adventurers test the running speed of the cheetah and help wildebeest complete their great migration.
NURTURING NATURE: Growing Young Colorado Artists
The Wildlife Experience is proud to exhibit student artwork through our Nurturing Nature: Growing Young Colorado Artists program. This program encourages students to share with the community their appreciation of wildlife and nature through the visual arts. Each year, over 200 pieces of artwork done by young artists, in collaboration with area schools, will be displayed. It is here that an appreciation for art and nature converge. Students grow individually, but also learn about the importance of caring for all living things in our community – and on our planet.
2013 Exhibition Dates:
January 16 – March 10 – Challenge to Excellence Elementary and Aurora Frontier K-8
March 12 – May 12 – Denver Christian School and Take Part in Art
May 14 – July 14 – Eagle Ridge Elementary and Eldorado Elementary
September 17 – November 10 – Creative HeArts Studio, Castle View High School, and Witherspoon Fine Art
November 12 – January 12, 2014 – Northridge Elementary and Copper Mesa Elementary
We are currently booked for all exhibition dates for 2013. Please contact Jenn Fantasia, Public Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-488-3329 for more information on how your school can participate in 2014.