BREC Baton Rouge Zoo wants you to show your artistic 'wild' side

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:00pm

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo with "Baton Rouge Parents Magazine" are excited to announce our second art contest. Let tigers, peacocks, rhinos or the African crowned crane be your inspiration, and let you inner artist go WILD. The grand prize winner will receive an original painting by Bozie, the Zoo’s female Asian elephant.

“The arts are critical to understanding, appreciating and enhancing life” said Amy Foreman-Plaisance, Publisher/CEO Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. “Studies show that exposure to the arts builds confidence, promotes individuality and encourages tolerance, focus and learning--improving children's lives overall. Art Gone Wild not only provides an opportunity for locals to get creative, but also broadens our community. We live in a city where people are passionate about art, education and nature, and are honored to provide Baton Rouge residents with a reason to unite those interests. At Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, we are devoted to this city's children and relish this chance to see their creative minds flourish.”

The Zoo invites artists of all ages and experience levels to paint or draw the furry, feathered or scaly subject that inspires you most. The deadline for Art Gone Wild submission is November 30. The Zoo does plan to exhibit artwork during ZooLights, December 12-16.

“The Baton Rouge Zoo’s mission is to connect people with wild animals. Art Gone Wild is a truly unique way to further this mission,” said Zoo Director Phil Frost. “We are thrilled to partner with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine to inspire people to create, get outdoors and visit some of the most critically endangered species in the world.”

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Click here for categories, rules, registration forms and prize information.


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