The Bedford Gallery is collaborating with Project Survival for a Big Cat Quick Draw event on Saturday, November 17th from 2-5pm, where visitors will have the rare opportunity to meet a live cheetah in the gallery! The Quick Draw is in conjunction with Bedford’s current exhibition Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, on view through November 18, 2012.
Project Survival, a big cat conservation group, will introduce their ambassador cheetah Tango, and local artists have been invited to draw or paint this handsome cat over the course of an hour. The quick draw event offers visitors the opportunity to watch locally acclaimed artists draw from the live cheetah, and immediately following, all artworks are available for sale at a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bedford Gallery’s exhibition program and Project Survival's Cheetah Conservation and Education Center in Kenya.
Closing its doors on the following day, Captured invites visitors to explore how contemporary artists have transformed natural materials in new and exciting ways. Featuring 26 artists from around the United States and beyond, the exhibition investigates the creative and unexpected dialogues that occur at the intersection of art and scientific exploration. Showcasing artists who make use of diverse artistic traditions as well as fantastical interpretations of narrative and subject matter, Captured highlights the way nature continues to play a role in our collective imagination.
Come join us November 17th for this exceptional one-time event!