Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.
FREE for Wildling Members, $5.00 for General Public
Spend the afternoon with Wildling Museum founder and artist Patti Jacquemain. Hear about her artistic journey, dedication to conservation and most recent book, Heads & Tales, which focuses on her mosaic depictions of local animal species, many of which are currently on display at the museum. Books will be available for purchase with the opportunity to have them signed by the author.
We are delighted to also offer a screening of the new documentary, The Artist & The Great Bear, by Jeff McLoughlin who directed the film, The Condor’s Shadow. His newest endeavor is a short film (approx. 30 min) on the personal mission and art of California artist Patti Jacquemain. To inspire appreciation for the natural world, Jacquemain portrays the California grizzly bear as both a beautiful animal and as a cautionary conservation tale.
An iconic symbol of wild California, the California grizzly bear was hunted into extinction at the inception of the twentieth century. Within the artist’s unique Dome of the Great Bear, the loss of this iconic species is remembered through evocative mosaic tile depictions of the last of the grizzly bears. Patti Jacquemain advocates for habitat preservation and focuses upon raising awareness of all wildlife through her art. The Artist and the Great Bear is the story of that advocacy.