On Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, “Mix’d Media with Asher Jay” will feature Ms. Jay as she demonstrates how she uses her artwork to conserve charismatic megafauna with a multimedia, interactive exhibition that includes art, dance, DJs, an animal masquerade ball, and libations.
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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Presented by The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mix’d Media with Asher Jay features the award-winning, and mind-expanding, work of the New York-based art activist, designer, writer, public speaker, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Jay’s most recent focus has been to educate audiences about the illegal ivory trade and its damaging effects on the world’s dwindling populations of African rhinos and elephants. As wildlife art, her immediately striking designs are most closely related to Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species portfolio, presenting a clear social message in a visually arresting manner.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: From her beginnings in the fashion industry, Jay has evolved into a staunch supporter of wildlife preservation, animal rights, sustainable development and marine conservation. She uses her fashion, art and writing to raise awareness about various ecological and humanitarian initiatives. Through her extensive travels across the globe, a background in environmental science and her studies in art history, she has developed an aesthetic sensibility that is an amalgam of contrasting cultural influences. All her work is anchored by the deep commitment she harbors toward the realization of a collective future.