Artist Reception

Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 6:30 - 9:00pm
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Join The G2 Gallery in celebrating On The Brink.

Featuring: Aran Mooney | Art Wolfe | Brian Skerry | Casey Swecker | Chris Huss | Chris Salice | Christopher Taylor | Dan Saenz | David Eickhoff | Dennis Stevenson | Gary Nafis | Ian Shive | J. Scott Altenbach | J.J. L’Heureux | Jim Fowler | Jeff Yonover | Jennifer MaHarry | Joel Satore | Mark Strickland | Merlin D.Tuttle |Michael Forsberg | Michael Ready | Michele Westmorland | Nolan Nitschke | Otto Plantema | Piper Mackay | Rebecca Jackrel | Robb Hirsh | Robin Moore | Ron LeValley | Saul Gonor | Scott Namestnik | Sheri Mandel | Thomas D.Mangelsen | Troy Hibbits | Vaughan Hart | Victor Douieb | Will Burrard-Lucas

 
A staggering 99.9% of all species that have existed on Earth are now extinct, and 38% of existing flora and fauna are threatened with extinction. On the Brink focuses on the interaction between humans and animals, profiling three categories of species – those killed off by human causes, those on the verge of extinction, and those that have been successfully rehabilitated. The images in On the Brink were taken by photographers from around the world, while drawings of the earliest extinct species provide an visual of what those pre-photography animals looked like.

More than 1,000 species have gone extinct in the past 500 years, which does not account for the myriad flora and fauna that existed before proper documentation was available. For every story of a species disappearing there is a story of successful regeneration. In order to create more success stories and reduce extinction stories, more protections are vital. DDT bans, The Endangered Species Act of 1972 and the IUCN Red List are shining examples of the power human beings have to combat the destruction of their fellow global inhabitants. On the Brink is meant to inspire others to follow in those footsteps.

 

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, complimentary valet and a raffle for 2 general admission tickets
to the La Brea Tar Pits.

$10 admission at door will benefit IUCN, The International Union for Conservation of Nature

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.