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Oklahoma City Zoo's Art Gone Wild exhibit makes artists out of animals

The art show featuring work done by animals from the Oklahoma City Zoo will be on display at the In Your Eye Studio and Gallery through Sept. 2.
by Matt Patterson Modified: August 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm •  Published: August 7, 2012

Zeppy the cockatoo does plenty of talking. He enjoys painting and chatting up a storm with keeper Holly Ray. Zeppy painted several pieces for this year's Art Gone Wild. He can hold a small brush in his beak and will also walk through paint.

“He can paint some pretty big brush strokes,” Ray said. “It's a good enrichment activity for him. It's especially good mental stimulation. I think he likes doing new things, and he's fairly good at holding the brush in his beak. He prefers that over walking through the paint.”

The show runs through Sept. 2 at the gallery. It is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

To learn more about Art Gone Wild, call 424-3344.

by Matt Patterson
Reporter
Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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