Ghost Cat Comes to Lindsay Wildlife
Lindsay Wildlife Experience Presents: Ghost Cat: My World brings plight of the mountain lion to SF Bay Area Premier Wildlife and Education Center
Lindsay Wildlife Experience will host “Ghost Cat: My World” on exhibit from March 29 to June 4.
What: These stark and stirring graphite drawings, from Bay Area artist Michelle Friend, brings you up-close to mountain lions in captivity, in the wild and in the pet trade. “Ghost Cat” explores habitat loss; the hunting of mountain lions and the critical role these charismatic big cats play in maintaining a delicate ecological balance.
In this preservation-themed exhibit, Friend tries to act as a voice for the mountain lion. Artist statements are written from the cats’ point of view, and describe the hunting and human effects on the cat’s population.
“My efforts are intended to inspire others to recognize this magnificent animal as an invaluable gift, without which the environment, along with humanity, would suffer a great and irreplaceable loss,” says Friend.
This message aligns with Lindsay Wildlife Experience, where the hospital takes in more than 5,500 injured native California Wildlife annually—many of them impacted by development or kept illegally as pets.
“The Ghost Cat exhibit has a poignant connection to Lindsay’s mission of connecting people with wildlife. As top predators, mountain lions play a critical role in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem stability. Protecting these charismatic animals ensures the conservation of many more species within their habitats” said Executive Director Cheryl McCormick, Ph.D.
There will be a free artist reception, where Friend will describe the stories behind her work, on Sunday April 9, 2-4 p.m.