grasslands that has been the subject of his awesome murals
at the Bronx Zoo’s “Jungle World”, and the
African scenes at the Nashville Zoo. “I love going to
new places and working with everyone at zoos and aquariums,”
Most recently the
artist has been working on a “mountains to prairie”
mural at the Wildlife Museum in Chinook, Montana. That project
will take Rock months to complete. The mural at Penguins’
Rock will be re-created from his mind’s eye in less
than two weeks. “David is very well known and highly
respected by zoos and aquariums around the world,” says
director of husbandry and operations Jackson Andrews. “There
are only a handful of artists in zoos and aquariums and 9
out of 10 will tell you David is the best. We are very lucky
to have him painting at the Tennessee Aquarium.”
Penguins Rock will open in Chattanooga May 3rd.
David Rock’s work can be seen at www.davidrockstudios.com
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Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org
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