Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
EQUUS ANNUM, originally organized to 'Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse' began to take on a life of its own and has evolved into something much more powerful and important. Thanks to Lynne Pomeranz, an Equine Photographer and member of the Gallery, EQUUS ANNUM has also become a philanthropic fundraiser in honor of the Monero Mustangs.
Celebrating the Year of the Horse occurs around the world every 44 years. In the Chinese zodiac system, certain animals have long been associated with particular years in the twelve-year cycle. At least as far back as the third century B.C., people believed that the attributes of these animals could be seen in those born in each year, defining one’s character and having an affect on one’s future. These beliefs continue to be strong today throughout Asia. The horse is associated with strength, energy, intelligence, communication, and popularity, but also impatience and stubbornness. The year of the horse is thought to bring luck and prosperity, fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance.
For a decade, Pomeranz has spent most of her free time documenting the world of these wild horses. Her photographs tell stories as well as educate the public. Pomeranz states: “As a photographer, I am reminded daily of how precious and fleeting a moment can be. I have always been drawn to all things wild, horses, the landscape, objects abandoned and unbranded by time and the sense of poetry in everyday scenes that tend to go unnoticed."
Featuring a group of very diverse artists, the show is comprised of photography, paintings and sculpture. Several veteran equine artists as well as other highly talented creatives have joined the exhibit in order to share their vision of the horse or the Wild Mustang Organization’s story. They each express their support and compassion in their own unique and personal style.
In the art world, the horse is often the subject of great inspiration. Many people and artists are drawn to its power, nobility and free spirit. Possessing a highly refined instinct and intelligence, the horse symbolizes a certain sense of knowing and deep mystery. It is truly a majestic being.”
EQUUS ANNUM, a stunning exhibition and all of those involved intends to generate broader awareness of the Monero Mustang Organization, their leader — Sandi Claypool and their mission. We believe this exhibition will also help other similar organizations that exist to serve and protect the many abandoned and starving horses in the state of New Mexico.
The Monero Mustang Organization’s Leader, Sandi Claypool founded The Monero Mustang Organization in 2000 and became a non-profit, 5013c in 2003. Their mission is to preserve the original, yet currently endangered Spanish 'El Rito' Mustangs as well as teach people about these regal and rare mustangs brought to this country from Spain hundreds of years ago. Claypool states: "They are important to the history of this Country as these particular mustangs were instrumental in helping our Country build and develop the west."
Serendipitously, 2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse and was simply the initial theme of this exhibition. Ultimately, the exhibit has become a compelling platform to make a difference in the preservation of these endangered 'El Rito' mustangs in dire need of financial support, a proper home, food and medical care.
Equus Annum is also Sponsored and Staged by Alan Wreyford, Owner of Xanadu at Jackalope in Santa Fe, NM. The Event is also sponsored by Craig Nelson, Owner of Caravan West Movie Productions and Partner in the film Tombstone. Thank you Craig for lending us props from this and other movies as well as original antique saddles, horse and western gear.
10% of the gallery profits will donated by the gallery to the Monero Mustang Organization. Other donations are desired however not required. Please help us save these wonderful creatures that have served mankind for centuries. You can do so by visiting http://www.kjfagallery.com, the EQUUS ANNUM page that contains direct links to the Monero Mustang Organization and Lynne Pomeranz’s websites.
'Equus' — Classical Latin term for: equine, equestrian, equitation etc.
‘Annum' — Classical Latin term for: year; "per annum" — any dialect of the language of ancient Rome twelve month, year, yr — a period of time containing 365 days
Kristin Johnson – Maecenas
Kristin Johnson Fine Art