"Robert Glen and Sue Stolberger: The Wildlife of Africa"

The Houston Zoo exhibits art inspired by the world's most ferocious beasts

The beasts of Africa have been inspiring safari-goers and artists for centuries. Pairing reality with art, the Houston Zoo, with some help from the Artists for Conservation Foundation, is showcasing the work of two artists who have been so inspired, Kenyan-born sculptor Robert Glen and Tanzania-raised painter Sue Stolberger, in a show titled simply "Wildlife of Africa." Glen, who actually apprenticed as a taxidermist, is showing 24 of his bronzes modeled after lions, antelopes and the like, while Stolberger, who has a studio on the Great Ruaha River in southern Tanzania, re-creates the hues of the African animal kingdom in oil and watercolor. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Through April 29. 6200 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-533-6713 or visit www.houstonzoo.org. Free with paid zoo admission, $7 to $11.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: April 15. Continues through April 29, 2010

 
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