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WILDLIFE ARTIST JAMES CORWIN TO HOLD FUNDRAISING POP-UP STUDIO AT THE LIVING DESERT

See the Artist Paint Live January 12 - 14
PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • January 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erin Scott
Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
760-346-5694 x.2610
escott@livingdesert.org

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce that wildlife artist James Corwin will display a pop-up gallery benefiting the zoo on January 12 – 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Living Desert’s Palm Garden

James Corwin designs distinct oil paintings through a unique balance of gestural paint techniques and precise detail. Primarily focused on wildlife, Corwin aims to engage the viewer through his dynamic compositions that stir emotion. Corwin gathers inspiration and references from his frequent travels to exotic destinations around the world. A trip to South Africa opened his eyes to threats of poaching on wildlife. Frequent trips back to Africa have allowed James to work directly with conservation efforts. James Corwin now owns a game breeding farm in South Africa on 5,000 acres, Morena Safaris.

Corwin has established himself as a widely collected artist at a very young age. His artwork is collected nationally and internationally as he participates in prestigious exhibitions and auctions throughout the year. Typically, he paints 10 to 12 hours per day, seven days a week.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to The Living Desert,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “This is a unique opportunity for people to come see this amazing artist in action.”

Guests are welcome to view the gallery for free and paintings will be available for purchase. In addition there will be a silent auction for Corwin’s desert sheep painting, retailing at $12,900. The silent auction will close at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 and the winner will be notified via e-mail.

Andy Cohen will play live music through the afternoon and refreshments will be served.

The event is free for members or with paid admission. The Living Desert is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.LivingDesert.org or call 760-346-5694.

About the Living Desert:

The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. It is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit www.LivingDesert.org. The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.