Join us on April 5 as we host Friend Or Foal, a large scale benefit show hosted by the Art Gallery 66 featuring the recent works of photographers DeAnna Dimmitt, Rick Meiers and special guest photographer David Cramer. Friend Or Foal will feature photographs from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Ramah, NM and the New Mexican Horse Project in Escondida, NM.
The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary provides a safe, secure, and permanent home for wolves and wolf dogs that have been rescued from abusive domestic situations. Their mission is to educate the public that wolves should never be kept as pets and deserve to remain protected, wild and free.
The New Mexican Horse Project is the largest wild horse sanctuary in North America and provides a safe home for a select herd of wild mustangs all of whom have been proven, via DNA testing, to be descendant from the original horses brought to the Americas by the Spaniards in the late 1400’s. Their mission is to protect and preserve this breed of wild horse known as the New Mexican and to establish preserves where these horses that are proven to be New Mexicans may live and prosper as free animals without interference from human intervention.
To further enhance the show experience Leyon Cougar, executive director of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, will be on hand with an ambassador timber wolf to talk with the public and field questions regarding wolf conservation. In addition, Carlos LoPopolo, director of the New Mexican Horse Project will be in attendance and will be accompanied by a New Mexican horse. This is a rare opportunity to meet both of these passionate activists at the same event! The show will open on Saturday April 5th from noon to 6:00. The Art Gallery 66 is donating 20% of the proceeds back to the sanctuaries. This is a unique and educational event to enjoy with the whole family to so be sure to join us for an afternoon of stunning photographs and beautiful animals.
If you are unable to make it Saturday a special artist reception will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 5:00 to 8:00.
We hope you all will make it to this very special one of kind event!
The Art Gallery 66 is located at:
373 N. Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004
For more information please contact:
Dry Heat Photography
For more information about the Wild Spirit Wolf Sancturay click here www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org
For more information about the New Mexican Horse Project click here: www.nmhp.org