Avid animal lover and conservationist, Christina Ward was selected to be one of four featured artists at the first Decatur ArtWorks event on Friday, May 3, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., at Decatur CoWorks. Ward’s art is inspired by her animal management and wildlife rehabilitation background, as well as her love of the natural world.

As a former swing keeper in the mammal department at Zoo Atlanta, Christina fell in love with the two giant otters in 2015. The next year, she traveled to Guyana, South America, to participate in giant otter conservation field work. After finding her real purpose in the muggy jungles, she returned home to raise money for the otter conservation work in Guyana through Colors for Conservation.

When Christina returned to Guyana, she founded “Save the Giants” to bring local Guyanese and scientists together to save the iconic giant otter. Her work also focuses on community development and human health.

Christina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Georgia.

To view Christina’s work, visit ColorsforConservation.com, and to learn more about the project, visit SavetheGiants.org.

Decatur ArtWorks is a partnership between Decatur CoWorks and local artists to spark creativity and support arts in the community. There is no charge for the event, but voluntary donations will support the Public Art Fund in Decatur. For more information and to register, click HERE.