Painting Elephants with Friends + Wine + A Good Cause = Activism Can Be Fun

If you live in the greater Portland area in the US, please join us for summer’s first creative fundraiser–register soon, this will sell out quickly.

We’ll paint the elephant of Sri Lanka, or maybe a family of them, photographed from my last trip—only about 200 more snaps to look through until I can choose! And they’re not just “any” Sri Lankan elephants–they’re the ones we’re actively working to save, and your painting can help!

PS You CAN keep your painting of course. OR, you can donate it to our Benefit Auction (at Gallery 903 in Portland’s Pearl District on October 15th, more info soon) and either let another bid on it, or “buy it back” in support of Heart of Ganesh.

When: Friday, September 9th at 6:30pm
Where: Natural Body Works (Downtown Vancouver)
Cost: $40 (includes all paint supplies and wine!)
All proceeds go to Heart of Ganesh!

Jennifer will walk us through a painting of an elephant (from original photos of the elephants Heart of Ganesh is working to save in Sri Lanka), and if you are so inspired, you can donate your painting to our Benefit Dinner Auction coming up October 15th!

Contact the good people at Natural Body Works to reserve your spot – space is limited! Call (360) 694-9726 or stop by!

Poster Paint & Wine Event

The United States has finally banned the sale of ivory

Big News! The United States has, at long last, finalized a ban on the sale of ivory!!!

Did you know that the U.S. ranks as the second largest market for illegal ivory after China? We are so deeply happy that the US is finally willing to stand up for what’s right for the African elephant, and that maybe, just maybe, your kids won’t have to google “What is an Elephant”.

“Our actions close a major avenue to wildlife traffickers,” said FWS Director Dan Ashe in a statement. “We still have much to do to save this species, but today is a good day for the African elephant.”

Read more about it in this article in The Washington Post.