Artist Asher Jay highlights the ocean crisis, poaching and conservation through art

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New York-based Artist Asher Jay is prolific when it comes to creating art that aims to highlight ecological crisis and the need for environmental conservation. She's created pieces on the issues confronting Kenya and Tanzania, the poaching crisis that threatens elephants everywhere and even portrayed the extinct wooly mammoth as a statement on the issue of "de-extinction." Her latest works focus on ocean life and will be on display at the American Museum of Natural History this Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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Details about the showing below:

From the Cocos Island off of the coast of Costa Rica to the famed Galapagos, oceanic islands foster a vast array of cultures, wondrous biodiversity, and diverse environments. Their pristine waters are home to fascinating species ranging from sharks to corals, while the islands themselves feature a variety of plant and animal life, much of which is uniquely endemic to specific islands, and others of which have yet to be discovered. Join scientists Jenny Newell, Christopher Filardi and Chris Meyer as they explore what scientists have learned about island species with a focus on current island discovery, adventure, and cutting-edge science. Experience a live animal encounter with Zoologist and naturalist Jarod Miller. Special installation of Message in a Bottle by artist Asher Jay will be on display for the event.

Sunday, April 14, 2013
11am -4pm
In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
Free with Museum admission

Here are two of her works on poaching and de-extinction.

For more on Asher Jay, visit her site:

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