KNOXVILLE, TN – Sanctuary Vegan Café will open a new exhibition called “Wild.Life.” photographs by Julie Henry on Thursday, April 5 at 6:00pm. The event will include a reception and brief presentation by the photographer. The event is free and open to the public and the restaurant will remain open during the event.
Julie Henry is a biologist, conservationist, and co-founder of Saving Wild Sumatra. She has been a wildlife investigator since 2009 focusing on Southeast Asia’s black-market wildlife trade. In 2016, she traveled to Sumatra, Indonesia to document the impacts of the palm oil industry. This led to the birth of Saving Wild Sumatra (www.savingwildsumatra.com) a conservation project helping the locals of Sumatra save their villages, rainforest, and animals, from the palm oil industry and the illegal exotic pet trade. Julie is also a wildlife veterinary technician, and environmental educator, and cinematographer.
The Sanctuary Vegan Café art program invites visual artists and photographers from the east Tennessee region to showcase their work with themes reflecting healthy plant-based diets, animal liberation, environmental awareness, positive inspirations, and peace and love for all sentient beings. Each new exhibition runs for two months. The next “call for artists” for the year 2019 will be in November.