Animals from Seattle’s equally adored and underappreciated Woodland Park Zoo are now artists. The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will be hosting a jolly good animal art show at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery to help benefit the 2009 AAZK-International Congress of Zookeeping Conference. If paintings by human beings don’t always tickle your fancy, perhaps twenty paintings by elephants and orangutans will! Or perhaps inked animal footprints might do the trick?

February 7th’s show will mark the first-ever non-human art show in Seattle (oOo), and the zookeepers will be on hand opening night to represent the animal artists as well! Head over there between 7pm and 10pm and enjoy a free wine reception by Chile’s PengWine!

Above are two paintings by Towan, one of Woodland Park Zoo’s orangutans. He’s no Jackson Pollock, but dammit, he has heart!

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