Canines, Cake Pops & Conservation
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Join us for a thought-provoking evening of conversation and art appreciation. This special programming is presented in partnership with Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Doors will open at 5pm and attendees can enjoy a cash bar and free cake pops. The interactive sculpting presentation will begin promptly at 5:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to explore the current exhibitions on view, For the Love of Canines and Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan.
Sculptor George Bumann will lead attendees on an artistic journey following the story of one of Yellowstone’s most famous wolves. Through a live, interactive sculpture demonstration, audience input will be woven into an evolving sculpture that takes shape before your eyes. Attendees will gain insights into the artist’s process and how we derive meaning from art. The program will put a spotlight on how personal experiences with wild landscapes, interwoven with power of art and story, become part of the connective tissue that binds us to the places that we love as we strive to protect them.
About the Artist:
George Bumann (rhymes with ‘human’) is a professional sculptor living with his wife, young son, and black Labrador Hobbes, at Yellowstone Park’s northern entrance in Gardiner, Montana. A life-long observer of nature, Bumann holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in wildlife ecology and has worked in the fields of wildlife research, taxidermy, back-country guiding, environmental consulting and has taught art and natural history programs for youth, adult, and university audiences for over three decades.
Bumann’s work can be found in collections and exhibits throughout the United States and around the globe. His sculptures reside in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA, and the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. George’s art and educational outreach have been featured in publications such as the Salt Lake City Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, and on television, radio, and online through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and Tedx Bozeman.
He is currently writing a book on the topic of animal language with Greystone Press.