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Nature Connects: Plight of Endangered Wildlife
The Louisville Zoo will offer a sneak peek of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects: The Plight of Endangered Wildlife exhibit featuring animals made with thousands of LEGO bricks. The three sculpture preview will be at the Zoo April 14 through May 5 as part of the Party for the Planet: A Month-long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.
Brought to you by Kenney, the same artist who created last year’s Nature’s Connects exhibit, this preview includes sculptures of larger-than-life animals including a snow leopard, a whooping crane and a polar bear created from nearly 250,000 LEGO bricks. The complete 13-piece sculpture exhibit is scheduled to make its way to the Louisville Zoo in Spring 2018.
Kenney creates art from LEGO bricks, inspired by nature and wildlife. Everyone knows and has likely had an experience with these iconic toys, even if it was just to step on a stray brick. The Zoo hopes that parents and children will take advantage of their love for everyone’s favorite toy to make some new connections with nature. Signage at each installation will help visitors learn more about the construction of the sculptures made with LEGO bricks and the endangered wildlife they depict.
The exhibit is free with Zoo admission.
The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
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