'Special artist' from OKC Zoo to appear Saturday at Oklahoma History Center

“Enriched: Animal Art from the OKC Zoo” is now on display at the Oklahoma History Center, featuring paintings made by the zoo animals themselves.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm •  Published: March 29, 2013

“Enriched: Animal Art from the OKC Zoo” is now on display at the Oklahoma History Center, featuring paintings made by the zoo animals themselves.

As part of this exhibit, the History Center is hosting a special event at 2 p.m. Saturday where visitors can meet one of the artists and learn more about the animals at the zoo. Staff from the zoo will come to the History Center and provide visitors a program on how the art is created and much more. One lucky person will be able to go home with the painting made at the program. The program is free with admission.

The exhibition offers a unique look at the zoo's animal enrichment program as well as the long history of one of Oklahoma City's favorite attractions.

Making the paintings provides the animals with new sensations that stimulate them mentally and physically. The exhibit runs through June 1.

For more information, call Sarah Dumas at 522-0791 or email sdumas@okhistory.org.