Wild at Art

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Wild at Art
When:
November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-11-18T10:00:00-06:00
2017-11-18T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114
USA
Cost:
Free

Wild at Art

Wild at Art

The Wildlife in Need Group In Tulsa (WING-IT) will host the fifth annual “Wild at Art” event Nov. 17-18, 2017, at the Tulsa Garden Center, to help the efforts of local volunteer animal rehabilitators in northeastern Oklahoma.

The show will feature works of art by area artists and artisans in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, glass and photography, as well as decorative objects such as wreaths and holiday ornaments, bird houses and feeders, yard art, “green” items made of repurposed materials, and Oklahoma-made wines and tasty treats.  All art in the show will have a wildlife, nature or ecological theme.  Lola’s Gypsy Caravan will be there serving great food. There will be a Silent Auction and a Happy Hour on Friday evening.

Admission to “Wild at Art” is free, and proceeds from art sales will go toward helping WING-IT members cover the costs of rehabilitating animals so that they can be returned to the wild.

WING-IT, a part of the Tulsa Audubon Society, is a network of 25 volunteers who devote considerable time, effort, and expense to the care of compromised wild animals, primarily infant creatures. Such care includes feeding, hydrating, splinting, medicating, and housing, all with the goal of releasing the animals back into their natural habitat.

WING-IT members are licensed by the State of Oklahoma Fish & Wildlife Department, and those who accept native birds are also licensed by the United States Fish & Wildlife Services.  They work with area veterinarians, county game wardens, existing wildlife facilities and the Tulsa Zoo to achieve the best results for the creatures in their care.

WING-IT members, who come from all ages and all walks of life, devote their time to this task because of their love of animals, but the care required can be expensive.

For example, a rehabilitator caring for a young great horned owl will likely spend $5 to $7 a day for food, not counting the additional costs that might occur for medications, vaccines and housing. And most rehabbers care for several needy animals at a time.

Rehabbers absorb thousands of dollars in expenses to care for injured and abandoned animals, and the funds raised through events such as “Wild at Art” help defray some of those costs.

For more information and/or photographs: Kathy Locker, 918-671-3338, [email protected].

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Tulsa Audubon Society and Wing It present “Wild At Art”

Date and time:  November 17 (12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and November 18 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Place: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Area artists and artisans will offer fine art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, bird/bat/bee houses, local honey, wine tasting, yard art, sculptures, fused glass, paintings, drawings, and much more for sale.

Admission: Free

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