The word “Animalia” evokes images of all animals; birds, bugs, reptiles, furry friends and pets, fish and fowl. It brings to mind all the wild and wonderful ways that “Animalia” have been an integral and essential part our human experience….archetypal animals, totemic animals, whimsical and sacred, silly and wise. Since the beginning humans have depended on animals for survival but have also relied on and trusted them as muses, guides and teachers. They endlessly inspire us with their beauty and teach us about how to be in this world. In Animalia, artists will express how animals inspire and affect them through the expression of their art. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be available. Interactive presentations with live animals and trainers will be offered free to the public as part of the exhibition's educational outreach at HCA. The presentations will be open to both children and adults. Dates: TBD. *Check website for updates. A portion of the proceeds from all of the art sales in Animalia will be donated to a local nonprofit animal care/preservation entitity, including the Humane Society of Sonoma County and/or Safari West Foundation. For more info about the event, please visit healdsburgcenterforthearts.org or call 707-431-1970. Make sure to follow and like the Healdsburg Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates, pics and videos about the show!