As part of the exhibit Woodrow & Friends: Sharing the Spirit of Generosity, Wallace Edwards has created a collection of 19 animal studies in support of Sandy Pines Animal Wildlife Centre.
As the story of Woodrow At Sea compels the contemplation of the meaning of friendship, generosity and the importance of supporting those around us enduring hardships, perhaps one of the most special features of the exhibit is the love and compassion the artist exudes for animals, both real and fantastical, and his commitment to animal welfare and advocacy. As is evident in the artwork he creates for the Metro Toronto Zoo, the B.C. Ministry of the Environment and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Edwards is dedicated to using his artistic powers and influence to help animals in need.
Sharing in the same spirit of generosity, Edwards and Studio 22 will be donating a significant portion of all watercolour and pencil animal studies exhibit sales to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee who suffered a devastating loss earlier this year when their nearly 25-year old barn, used to house rescued farm animals, was destroyed in a fire. Monies raised will assist Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre with reconstruction efforts and expenses.