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Animal-centric art exhibit coming to Danville

Watercolors, sculptures of endangered species to be displayed at VTAG

A new exhibit for animal lovers and art aficionados alike is coming to Danville on Jan. 11.

The "Wild!" exhibit, guest curated by local artist Connie English, will feature watercolors and sculptures of endangered species at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery, 233 Front Street.

The exhibition is set to be on display from Jan. 11 through Feb. 24, with a free, family-friendly opening reception taking place on Jan. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

English is a Bay Area native and uses her artwork as a way to raise awareness for endangered species, especially elephants and parrots. Her mosaic installations can be found around the world, from the Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand to a parrot rescue center in Virginia.

Closer to home, she currently has public mosaic work on display at Heather Farms Park and Mt. Diablo School.

Other artists whose work will be featured in "Wild!" include Joe Bologna, John Finger, Lisa Lee, Jen Starwalt and Karen Van Galder.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Village Theatre will screen the Disney nature film "Born in China" on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to all.

The art gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 12-5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

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