October, 2008 Meeting: John Agnew: Hunting the False Gharial
|Date:||October 1, 2008|
|Location:||Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods directions|
John Agnew: Hunting the False Gharial
In addition to murals for the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Zoo, Hamilton County parks, and Cincinnati parks, John Agnew has designed exhibits, produced illustrations and painted murals and dioramas for museums and zoos around the country and as far away as Moscow.
John?s smaller paintings of natural history subjects are in collections around the world. He is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, and a founding member of Masterworks for Nature, a local group of nature artists who raise money for conservation through their art. He has published several limited edition prints of his reptile and amphibian art, and in 2001, North Light Books published his book, ?Painting The Secret World Of Nature.?
In 2006, John traveled to the rainforests of Borneo to hunt for the False Gavial, Tomistoma schlegeli, in order to produce a painting and prints to raise money for the animal?s conservation. In 2008, John traveled to Thailand to attend the meeting of the Tomsitoma Task Force to present the painting of Tomistoma and take part in the meetings.