Park City Kimball Art Center Hosts Photography Exhibit By Emmy Award-Winner Beverly Joubert
Joubert’s Illuminations of Africa’s Wildlife launches alongside Sundance Film Festival January 21st
Park City, UT – The Kimball Art Center is proud to announce Illuminations of Africa’s Wildlife: Its Beauty, Its Struggle to Survive; photographs by Beverly Joubert will be on exhibit January 21- April 24, 2016 at the art center’s new location on Kearns Boulevard.
Beverly Joubert’s work is a call to action. Big cats, rhinoceros, and elephants are in crisis, facing extinction after years of rampant poaching and habitat loss. As artists, conservationists, and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Beverly and her husband, Dereck Joubert, have spent decades fighting for these beloved creatures. Through their internationally renowned wildlife films and other conservation efforts, the Jouberts celebrate the stunning beauty and power of these animals, urging viewers to recognize the consequences of inaction.
“We are extremely fortunate to show Beverly Joubert’s exquisite photography for this exhibit and help to highlight the vital need for animal preservation,” says Robin Marrouche, Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center. “The Jouberts are two of the top wildlife filmmakers in the world. Their discoveries have informed science and mankind alike about the behavior and imminent extinction of several beloved animal species. The majority of sales of the work will go toward their conservation work, and we are proud and honored to participate in their efforts,” she adds.
With stories of this fight for survival, Joubert’s photographs demonstrate the artist’s deep compassion for her subjects. Her work at the Kimball Art Center is accompanied by thoughts, lessons, and illuminations by the Jouberts of their 30-year journey with some of the world’s most remarkable wildlife.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to bring African conservation issues into the public eye in North America,” says Joubert. “While many people in America are focused on their own environmental issues, the issues of African wildlife are now a global matter,” she explains. “Using this movement and location for the exhibition will help will help with our conservation work.”
Joubert has received recognition and awards from institutions like the American Academy of Achievement and The World Ecology Award, six Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and many other notable film awards together.
About the Kimball Art Center
Since 1976, the Kimball Art Center (KAC) has been the heart of Park City’s vibrant arts community. The non-profit center for the arts is committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events – including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, Utah’s original and longest-running visual arts festival, now in its 47th year. For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org.