Padhchinh: Meet the Artist Event
Date: March 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Venue: 02-13 Cluny Court (opposite Big Blue Trunk) or Facebook Live on Big Blue Trunk's Facebook Page
Attend in-person for $10 (limited slots only) or virtually on Facebook Live
About the Event & Artist
Alpana Ahuja is an artist and wildlife conservationist whose work with rescued elephants is unique and fascinating.
As a volunteer for Wildlife SOS, she spent time with rescued elephants, and began to learn more about their kind hearts, gentle natures and their vast knowledge of the earth. Alpana felt her connection with these fascinating creatures grow over the years, and her heart hurt for all the abuse they experienced at human hands. As part of her fundraising efforts, she decided to involve elephants as co-creators in her art - thus emerged a unique collection called “Padhchinh” or “Footprints” in Sanskrit.
A couple of times a year, Alpana visits the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura, India and co-creates art with the rescued elephants - their unique footprints on her canvases. Alpana was on the hunt for a natural non-toxic paint to use in her Padchinh Collection, one that isn’t harmful to the elephants or the earth as it is washed off. And that’s how she found Big Blue Trunk!
Her newest Padhchinh Collection has been created with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that’s odourless, non-toxic and low on VOCs, completely safe for babies, pregnant women and animals alike. All proceeds from the sale of her Padhchinh collection will go directly to Wildlife SOS towards the rehabilitation of rescued elephants.
Meet Alpana and be inspired by her journey in art and wildlife conservation
- Find out what it takes to co-create art with rescued elephants in India, and hear fascinating stories of the majestic elephants Alpana has worked with
- View Alpana's latest Padhchinh Art Collection created with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Live painting demonstration by Alpana with Chalk Paint on canvas