Endangered Americas: 2,592 animals in the Americas are endangered. Habitat destruction, degradation and fragmentation result in loss of wildlife. Wildlife deprivation promotes an unhealthy ecosystem. Lack of healthy functioning ecosystem trigger extinction.
Artes de la Rosa cultural center for the arts, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164, to host Endangered Americas: a solo show by Fort Worth sculptor Stormie Parker; February 7 –March 28; Monday – Friday 11 - 8 pm.
Parker opens her first solo show of the year with a new collection of animal sculptures that focus on the fragile state of threatened species in the Americas due to habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation. Some of these disappearing species are under siege right here in Texas. They include the red wolf, Kemp Ridley’s sea turtle and a Jaguar found only in the brushland of San Antonio and Mexico where much of the remaining terrestrial habitat continues to be fragmented by roads and development.
Meet Parker at an opening reception on February 28, 6 – 8 pm, when she will speak on “Prophecy through Metaphor” at 6:30, followed at 7 by, Wall of Extinction, a film by Dr. Michael Adair-Kriz, film and video archivist at Rice University. Dr. Adair-Kriz addresses how “the border wall” is interrupting the migration of many already endangered animals and the lives of indigenous people on the border.
Gallery Night, March 28, 5-8: Endangered Americas by Stormie Parker
3:00…Wall of Extinction by Michael Adair-Kriz
4:00…Erin Flinchbaugh, BRIT Conservation Program Assistant presents, “Extinction in North America” learning from the past to conserve our future.
5:00… Wall of Extinction by Michael Adair-Kriz
6:30…Artist talk “Prophecy through Metaphor” Stormie Parker.