(Salt Lake City, UT) -
Attention all creative-types artists or just those who appreciate nature and
animal art! It’s time for the 16th annual World of the Wild
art exhibition at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, January 31 through March 15, 2009. The art
show is housed in Hogle Zoo’s auditorium adjacent to the Capuchin and Golden Lion
Tamarin exhibits and is free with regular Zoo admission during regular Zoo hours.
Consider this Utah’™s only growl-lery stroll representing all
different media from oils and pastels to photography and 3-D works of art.


Hogle Zoo’s World of
the Wild
art show is a competition/ exhibition intended to encourage
diverse artistic interpretation of the natural world, and bring these works
together to help everyone gain a greater appreciation for wildlife and wild
places. The works feature local artists from all age groups, walks of life and
experience levels—from amateur to professional artists, including this year’s
featured photographer, Suzanne Wille. This year’s commemorative poster
featuring Wille’s stunning photograph of Hogle Zoo’s Amur tiger, Kazak, is
available for purchase at the door. Additionally, most of the
artwork is for sale, with 30% going toward the continuation of art programs at
the Zoo.

art exhibition is also unique in that the Utah Arts Council selects 25 pieces
to travel around the state of Utah as part of their Traveling Exhibits program.
Hogle Zoo is open year-round from 9 am to 4 pm November to February, 9 am to 5
pm March to October.
Visit Hogle Zoo online at or for more information,
contact Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite by email at or call
(801) 584-1729. The World of the Wild Art Exhibition is funded in part
by grants from the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.


About the Association
of Zoos & Aquariums:

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of
only 218 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums
(AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever
you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility
dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you,
and a better future for all living things. 
AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to
helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit


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