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Charles Alexander

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for November, 2008

Charles Alexander is a team player in his support of the conservation cause. Illustrating this was his volunteering to help the Artists for Conservation Foundation at its inaugural show by spending the entire three day weekend taking still photographs of the entire proceedings. This was done in spite of the fact that Charles had two wonderful artworks selected for inclusion in the exhibition.  The two Lola ya Bonobo young ape portraits (Lomami and Mabali) were juried into the show and a percentage of the sales price will go to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Charles description of the background to these two paintings is illuminating:
 
"What can the small faces of a few orphaned apes tell us about the fate of a species? How can art shed light on the possible destruction of one of the earth's most biologically rich tropical forests? Since early 2005, I have been facilitating a dialogue to both ask and answer these and many more questions via my paintings of the bonobo orphans of Lola ya Bonobo, a 70 acre oasis of lush jungle located on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Founded in 1994 by Mme. Claudine Andr

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