Giving Wildlife a Voice Through Art
Birdzilla staff Artist Becci Crowe ventures from the jungles of the Congo with Dr. Jane Goodall to SubArtic Manitoba and Polar Bear dens. Becci Crowe, a notable Wildlife Artist and Signature Member of Artists for Conservation describes her art as “a reflection of my fascination with nature and all things wild”. As an Artist active in conservation it’s as important for Becci to be in the field as it is in her studio. Networking with conservationists from all over the world Becci recently joined legendary primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in the Republic of Congo returning with a new understanding of the challenges to this wild place. Crowe personally presented her Congo Art Series to Dr. Goodall where it helps raise awareness through the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. But the Congo was not her only destination in recent months. On the ground in a highly restricted area inside Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba, Becci had the unique opportunity to witness and photograph young Polar Bear cubs coming out of their den and exploring the world for the first time. In celebration of Earth Day Becci has been invited to premier her art as well as photo and video highlights from both these adventures on April 23rd at the Karshner Museum in Puyallup, WA. Becci was featured in the PBS documentary “As Close As You Dare – Africa” and her TEDx talk is called “The Art of Living an Unimaginable Life.” Background: Birdzilla is a website for birders and people who love to feed and watch birds. There are 2,000 pages, 8,000 images of birds and profiles of 500 bird species on the website. Birdzilla attracts children, adults, families and teachers from the United States, Canada and beyond. Birdzilla Founder and President, Sam Crowe spent 6 years at the world leading 101-year-old Ornithology Laboratory at Cornell University as editor of the laboratory’s “All About Birds” website and later as a marketing manager. Sam served as Vice President and Sanctuary Chairperson at Audubon Dallas, was Treasurer of The Texas Ornithology Society for 8 years, served on the board of the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Wildlife Refuge system birding initiative task force. Just ask Birdzilla’s “Professor Bird” at http://www.professorbird.com for answers to over 200 questions about wild birds. Media Contact: Birdzilla Founder and President, Sam Crowe. E-Mail: [email protected] Tel: Toll-free 888-228-3210 or 214-504-4006.