Clearwater, Fla-The Clearwater Main Library presents a charity art exhibit featuring 23 works by Katey Barrett, photographer for the Wild Horse Sanctuary, through Feb. 25 in the Osceola Gallery. The library is located at 100 N. Osceola Ave., downtown. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these photographs will benefit the Wild Horse Sanctuary.
Spanish horses brought to the New World mixed with stock from later European settlers, having escaped or been turned out by their owners. Their descendants roam the wild public lands of the western United States. In an attempt to manage the wild horse population, the Bureau of Land Management rounds them up and offers them at annual public auctions. In 1978, the founders of the Wild Horse Sanctuary rescued 80 wild horses that were considered "un-adoptable" and scheduled to be destroyed. This dedicated group gave the horses a home-currently 5,000 acres of mountain meadow near Shingletown, CA, and they continue their work of providing refuge for other wild horses in need. The Sanctuary is accessible to the public, who can participate in many educational and sponsorship opportunities. To learn more, visit the web site: www.wildhorsesanctuary.org.
The Clearwater Main Library and art galleries are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about the galleries and art exhibits, please call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5284.
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