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JFW at Sharon Historical Society & Museum

Posted in art news by JFW on July 25, 2015

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The Sharon Historical Society & Museum announces the opening on July 25 of its upcoming art show at the Gallery @the SHS titled “Putting It All Together”. The show consists of quilted, collaged and assembled work in mixed media and will feature an eclectic grouping of pieces by local artists Ingrid Freidenbergs, Stephen Garmey, Ghost of a Dream, Gail Jacobson, Paul Neuman, Kate Stiassni and John Frederick Walker. The exhibit runs from July 25 through September 10. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

18 Main Street, Sharon, CT  860-364-5688.  Hours: Wed, Thurs, Fri — 12PM-4PM; Sat — 10AM-2PM

Why Prohibiting Trade in Ivory Won’t Save Elephants

Posted in elephant and ivory news, ivory news by JFW on June 3, 2015

ele sepiaWhat if we’re wrong about how best to save elephants from being killed for their ivory?  In an opinion piece for Earth Island Journal, I argue that a controlled, legal trade is more likely to slow elephant poaching than the outright ban of all ivory trade now widely advocated.  The article is here.

Will Secret Wildlife Imports Doom Ultra-Rare Giant Sable?

Posted in conservation news, giant sable news by JFW on May 21, 2015

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My report on the latest threat to the critically endangered giant sable antelope of Angola is now online at National Geographic News.

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JFW on ivory trade at ASIL meeting in Washington DC

Posted in conservation news, elephant and ivory news, ivory news by JFW on April 16, 2015

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On April 9th, I joined Craig Hoover, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Susan Lieberman, Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, and Anna Frostic, Humane Society of the U.S., on an American Society of International Law panel in Washington, DC organized by Rachelle Adam of Hebrew University. The subject?  “Can International Law Help Prevent the Rapid Disappearance of Wildlife?” The entire panel can be seen on YouTube.  My presentation starts at 17 minutes in, and runs for 13 minutes.

The Case for a Legal Ivory Trade

Posted in conservation news, elephant and ivory news, ivory news by JFW on October 13, 2014

Ivory Trade Debate: Should the International Ban on Ivory Be Lifted?

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“In a Yale Environment 360 debate, author John Frederick Walker and conservationist Mary Rice offer opposing views on whether the global ban on ivory trading should be eased. Walker argues that a partial lifting of the ban would reduce demand for illicit ivory, while Rice insists such a move would only accelerate the slaughter of Africa’s elephants.” Read the entire debate here.

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JFW in two exhibitions in NY and CT

Posted in Aiken Library and Museums, art news, Washington Art Association by JFW on September 8, 2014

This fall I’m included in two upcoming group shows in New York and Connecticut:

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Next: Off On Tangents: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall

Curated by Nancy Lasar •  October 4 through Nov. 1, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 5pm. Opening reception Saturday, October 11, from 4-6PM

4 bryan memorial plaza in washington depot, P.O. Box 173, ct 06794 • 860.868.2878

JFW at Washington Art Association July 5 -26, 2014

Posted in art news by JFW on July 1, 2014

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4 bryan memorial plaza in washington depot, P.O. Box 173, ct 06794 • 860.868.2878

Artist’s Choice: Works Selected by Robert Andrew Parker

We are pleased to present “Artist’s Choice: Works Selected by Robert Andrew Parker”, an exhibition representing 40 artists exploring a rich variety of media, techniques, and styles.

Robert Andrew Parker’s sixty-plus years as a successful, professional artist gives him a broad understanding and appreciation for an artist’s unique voice. Parker’s experience in gallery exhibitions, set design for opera and film, and book illustration informs this idiosyncratic collection of art from talented artists he has admired through the years.

Some participating artists are: Jeffrey Parker, Ernest Roth, Philip Bornarth, Harriett Cowdin Parker, Paul Mosse, John Bageris, Katja Oxman, Steve Balkin, Eric Aho, Fran Riche, Gwen John, David Fertig, June Leaf, James Stewart, Sperry Andrews, Robert Cottingham, Don Nice, Barrie Cooke, Jeff Pike, John Frederick Walker and Meg Shea.

The exhibition runs from July 5 – July 26, 2014

Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, July 5th from 4pm – 6pm. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact us either by email at washingtonart@snet.net or by telephone at 860.868.2878.

Gallery Hours in the Summer:Tues. – Sat.: 10am – 5pm Sunday: Noon – 4pm Closed Monday

JFW in Central Booking Exhibition Nov. 7- Jan. 12

Posted in art news by JFW on October 23, 2013

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I’m one of the participating artists in Central Booking’s upcoming “The Medicine Show,” which opens with a reception on November 7, 6-8 pm at 21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002.  The exhibition runs through January 14, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm.

 

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John Frederick Walker: Flayed Book (Red Man), 2011 / mixed media and collage on book covers, 9.5 x 15 x 1.25 inches

  

How China Could Decide the Future of Africa’s Elephants

Posted in conservation news, elephant and ivory news, ivory news by JFW on September 21, 2013

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My most recent piece on the poaching crisis, “How China Could Decide the Future of Africa’s Elephants,” argues for regulated legal ivory trade as a means to engage with China in the elimination of trafficking in tusks.  It’s just been posted on the National Geographic News Watch blog, A Voice for Elephants. Here’s the link.

JFW discusses rhino horn trade on HuffPost live

Posted in conservation news by JFW on July 26, 2013

durer-rhinoceros-1515I appeared on HuffPost Live’s “GreenBrief with Josh Zepps” program to discuss South Africa’s decision to seek permission from CITES to sell some of its rhino horn stockpile.  The country hopes to undermine the black market in this product, valued for its presumed medicinal value in Asia, and also to raise funds to conserve this animal, now plagued by poaching.  South Africa is home to 73 per cent of the world’s rhinos, including over 90% of white rhinos, which it brought back from near extinction last century.

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The rhino horn segment starts at 17:18 and runs to 26:08.