September 18, 2006 9:57 am
On Sunday, May 21, 2006 a fundraiser for Milking the Rhino...and Other Tales of Community Conservation was held at Gabriel’s Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thirty-two artists from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa, and the island of Mauritius donated over 60 pieces of original artwork and crafts to the event. The gallery donated an African inspired buffet of exotic foods accompanied by South African wines, while the Maple Street Dance School from Albuquerque donated live performances by Ghanaian drummers and dancers. A short demo video of Milking the Rhino was screened for the audience of approximately 200 people generating a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm for the documentary. The local media supported the fundraiser with a front page story about Milking the Rhino and the fundraiser in the Journal North as well as informative articles appearing in the New Mexican, Southwest Art Magazine, the Santa Fean and Passatiempo publications. The local NPR station interviewed co-producer, Jeannie Magill; and the local radio station, KSFR, and TV station KAZQ in Albuquerque provided a wide audience with film clips and background information about this timely documentary.