An International Traveling Exhibition
By Calley O’Neill and The Rama Team, Featuring RAMA, the Artist Elephant
Premiering at IUCN World Conservation Congress
Hawai'i, September 1-10, 2016

This is a unique INTER-SPECIES art project, with one of the major team players being the late Rama of the Portland Zoo, who painted with Calley O'Neill with the help of his keeper, Jeb Barsh, for six years to create the canvas backgroouds for each of the 36 paintings in The Rama Exhibition.  Click here to learn more about Rama
Visit  our list of endangered ones.
Visit the Grotto of Hope, the stained glass chapel which will feature 36 stained glass windows
Visit the gallery featuring each of the original Rama paintings as they are completed
THE RAMA EXHIBITION, A JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH, will be a groundbreaking exhibition of art and ecology celebrating biodiversity ~ the variety of life that sustains us.  We are thrilled to announce that The Rama Exhibition will premiere at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the World Conservation Congress, Planet at the Crossroads, Hawaii, 2016.  The exhibition, September 1-10, 2016 will be held at the Honolulu Convention Center.  In its seventy-year history, the World Conservation Congress has never been held in the United States.

Upon seeing artist elephant RAMA painting with keeper Jeb Barsh, conservation artist Calley O’Neill saw a compelling vision of an international traveling exhibition on endangered species. In collaboration with Rama, Calley and an innovative team of artists are creating an immersive experience of large wildlife thanka paintings, light, sound, a stained glass species chapel, wildlife prayer wheels, The Animal Wheel and Action Room. 

The exhibition conveys a penetrating statement of what we have lost, while pointing to the healthy future we can create. The work speaks passionately on behalf of those who cannot speak. The Rama Exhibition is a call to action that takes visitors on an important journey to feel what’s happening to life on Earth, and why it’s essential to preserve it.

Our goal is a wildly successful worldwide exhibition stirring people’s innate love of life and triggering a shift in their awareness. What we love, we will protect. It is our intention that visitors leave the exhibition with a conviction of heart and mind, aware that our actions will determine the quality of life on Earth for the foreseeable future.
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak
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