Students combine art and science to help mobilize disabled pets

Rising seventh- and eighth-graders from Coppell ISD got a unique opportunity this week to help animals while exploring artistic and engineering challenges.

More than 100 students worked Tuesday to design wheel carts for disabled pets at a STEAM camp hosted by the Coppell ISD Education Foundation at Lee Elementary School in Irving.

Instructor Josephine Durkin modeled the lesson on a class she teaches at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she’s an assistant professor of art.

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The Colorful, Dancing, Psychedelic Cats of Louis Wain

Thanks to the the animators at Disney and Pixar, visual culture abounds with adorable critters that walk and talk just like we do. Yet it wasn’t until the late-19th century that such anthropomorphic animals were popularized, almost single-handedly, by a British illustrator named Louis Wain.

Louis Wain, A Summer Tea Party. Courtesy of Chris Beetles Ltd.

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‘Art Gone Wild’: Oklahoma City Zoo marks eighth year of showing animal art for a good cause | News OK

The eighth annual “Art Gone Wild” exhibit will display artwork from alligators and anacondas, ocelots and okapis, snow leopards and sea lions throughout September in the south lobby gallery of the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Crystal Bridge.

Among the new artists who will be showing their work are the zoo’s 3-year-old Indian rhinoceros Rupert, two baby flamingos and a group of juvenile Galapagos tortoises. Returning favorites like the great apes and Asian elephants were provided a few larger canvases than last year, meaning that there will be even bigger paintings for their fans to admire and acquire.

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