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October 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


On October 20th, Diana Madaras will unveil 6 new paintings in her first series ever– The Spirit Animals. This event will celebrate the Gallery’s 20th anniversary.

Growing up the daughter of a veterinarian, Madaras always had a strong connection to animals. She decided against a career in veterinary medicine after living at the hospital. “I could not deal with the suffering I saw on a daily basis,” she said.

Now through her Spirit Animal Series, Diana has found a way to give eternal life to the animals she paints. “I can feel the souls of the animals when I paint them,” Madaras explains. “There is a certain magical moment when the animal comes to life, usually after I finish the eyes.”

Madaras has also continued to combat animal suffering through her relentless philanthropic efforts. Over the past two decades, Madaras’ nonprofit Art for Animals has raised more than $200,000 to help animal and wildlife causes. This year, the Tucson Wildlife Center recognized her as the 2019 Benefit Honoree for her outstanding contributions to animal welfare.


October 20, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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