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“In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art”

Gallery West, located at 118 State Street in West Columbia, will host a special exhibition of 15 artists in all media whose work focuses on the world of non-plant, non-human living things in this vast world we share. “In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art” will run from June 30 through August 30, 2015. All are welcome to attend a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the galleries on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. “In and Out of the Wild” celebrates the vast spectrum of living species, and makes the viewer think about who we are in relationship to animals in all forms, from butterflies to birds, pets to primates, jellyfish to tigers. From the smallest subject, how we think about these living things and sometimes project human characteristics on them can influence how we treat them.