TUCSON, Ariz. (August 29, 2011) — Thereâ€™s a new animal in town. Thatâ€™s right, El Lobo is invading Tucson for two weeks this September. Fifty pieces of original art, silhouettes representing the last Mexican wolves alive in the wild, will be displayed on buildings throughout the city in a community-wide celebration of the Mexican wolfâ€™s return to the Southwest.
On Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6-8 p.m. join Defenders of Wildlife and local artist, Lauren Strohacker, for a reception kicking off the citywide (No)where, (Now)here art display andÂ accompanying Whereâ€™s El Lobo scavenger hunt contest, which aims to increase public awareness of the challenges facing this rare and critically endangered species.
The Whereâ€™s El Lobo contest runs from Sept. 3 â€“ 17, and Tucson residents will have a chance to win an Apache Wilderness Journey for two (a $3,000 value) and other cool prizes. All they have to do is find El Lobo. The art pieces will be hosted by local businesses, Ward offices, participating libraries and organizations across the city.
WHO: Â Artist Lauren Strohacker: www.animalrevival.org
Defenders of Wildlife
Congressman Raul GrijalvaÂ (Guest Speaker)
Supervisor Richard EliasÂ (Guest Speaker)
Council Member Steve KozachikÂ (Guest Speaker)
WHAT:Â Artist Reception and kickoff event for Whereâ€™s El Lobo
WHEN: Thursday September 1, 2011 from 6 â€“ 8 p.m.
WHERE:Â La Cocina Restaurant in Old Town Artisans
201 N. Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
CONTACT: Â Keely Sinclair: Southwest Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife
email@example.comÂ Â Â 520-623-9653 x106
Apache Wilderness Tour – http://staging.defenders.org/programs_and_policy/wildlife_conservation/imperiled_species/wolves/wolf_recovery_efforts/southwest_wolves/apache_wilderness_journeys.php