Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo Partner for ExZOObition

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Contact: Cara Sievers
Director of College Communications
csievers@mca.edu
(901) 272-5111

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Aug. 8, 2012

Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo Partner for ExZOObition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art is proud to be partnering with the Memphis Zoo to present the Summer Art Camp ExZOObition, going on Aug. 10-26 in the Rendezvous Room of the Memphis Zoo.

The special ExZOObition features animal-themed artwork from artists ages 5 to 17, who attended sessions during four fun-filled weeks of Summer Art Camp at Memphis College of Art. The works feature everything from fish to birds to pandas – and even dinosaurs – and utilize a range of media from painting to sculpture to photography.

“We are so excited to partner with the Memphis Zoo to showcase some of the amazing work created by our campers,” said Cece Palazola, director of community education for Memphis College of Art. “The artwork was inspired by our campers’ field trips to the Zoo, and we are glad to be able to share this work with the hundreds of people who attend the Zoo each day.”

For more information on Memphis College of Art Summer Art Camp and other Community Education programs, visit www.mca.edu/publicprograms, call 901-272-5142 or email commed@mca.edu.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tenn., is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Recently named as the top zoo in the country by TripAdvisor®, the Memphis Zoo has completed over $93 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibitry, such as Once Upon A Farm, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek and CHINA – home to giant pandas YaYa and Le Le. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Memphis Zoo, YaYa and Le Le are trademarks of the Memphis Zoo.