December 19, 2019

International-Acclaimed Artist for Weekend Exhibit & Film Screening

We’re thrilled to announce we’re hosting Benjamin Walls, for an art exhibit and private film screening. The weekend-long event will feature works from Benjamin Walls Gallery and a pre-release screening of KIFARU on the Village Green. The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film will take place February 14 to 17, 2020 to coincide with the annual Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk.

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As a contemporary renaissance man, Benjamin Walls is an internationally acclaimed artist, avid environmentalist, and successful entrepreneur. Walls’ artwork has received seven international awards, and has been displayed in dozens of museums, including five exhibits at the Smithsonian and twice at the Natural History Museum of London. His work with major conservation organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute has assisted nonprofits in raising over $500,000.

The annual Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk will take place on Friday, February 14 at 4-7 pm. Residents and visitors are invited to watch live art demonstrations, view works from local and visiting artists and enjoy live jazz music and wine tastings in participating retail stores. A list of participating stores and artists will be available here soon.

The Freshfields Village screening will debut an exclusive showing of KIFARU before its release to the public. The film is a feature-length documentary following the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s rhino caretaker unit – a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino in the world. Spanning the course of the caretakers’ first four years on the job, KIFARU allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers.

The screening of this film is significant today as the race to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction plays out in real time. As an executive producer of KIFARU, Benjamin Walls will be introducing the film at the 4 pm Saturday screening, and sharing the latest developments in the quest to save the Northern White Rhino.

Guests can RSVP in advance here to reserve a seat for the screening. Seating will be limited.

The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 14

  • Benjamin Walls Exhibit (10 am to 9 pm)
  • Art & Wine Walk (4 to 7 pm)
  • Opening reception with Benjamin Walls (5:30 pm)

Saturday, February 15

  • Benjamin Walls Exhibit (9 am to 9 pm)
  • Exclusive Screening of KIFARU (4 pm) – RSVP here to reserve seats.

Sunday, February 16

  • Benjamin Walls Exhibit (10 am to 7 pm)

Monday, February 17

  • Benjamin Walls Exhibit (10 am to 12 pm)

Additional presentations and events will be added throughout the weekend. Benjamin Walls will also be available throughout the weekend to personalize copies of his book BEYOND, with a foreword by Dolly Parton. Check back soon for more details!