Artist, Naturalist Sharon Schafer Brings Africa to Henderson June 17

June 9, 2010 by  

Henderson residents can go on a journey through Africa without ever leaving the city limits during “Artist in Africa: Wildlife and Landscapes of Kenya’s Masai Mara.” The presentation by award-winning artist and naturalist Sharon K. Schafer will take place from 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Paseo Verde Library – located at 280. S. Green Valley Parkway near the 215 Beltway.

Schafer, who established Skydance Studio in Boulder City a decade ago, combines her interests in art and nature to create images that promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty and diversity of nature. Last June, Schafer’s adventure took her to Serian Camp in Africa’s Great Rift Valley that flanks the Mara River and borders the Masai Mara National Reserve. During her stay, she was involved in the Mara Predator Project, a scientific monitoring study of the area’s lion populations, so conservation efforts can be developed and applied. Her images tell the story of her adventure.

Art collectors and environmental educators are drawn to Schafer’s work as she specializes in artistic but accurate depictions. Her additional talents as a writer, wildlife biologist, river guide and photographer add to the depth of her work. Schafer’s pieces have been displayed at galleries and museums across the country, and she also is a member of the international Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For additional information on this event or Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit or call 702-492-6581.

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