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The award winning documentary film ‘Medicine of the Wolf’ will be showing at this year’s Speak for Wolves event in West Yellowstone 

On Friday July 15, 2016 at 8:00pm ‘Medicine of the Wolf’ will be showing followed by Q&A with Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell, Apex Protection Project and Jill Fritz, of the Humane Society of the U.S. at www.speakforwolves.org  in west Yellowstone.

But tickets here: http://medicineofthewolf.brownpapertickets.com

“Medicine of the Wolf,” a documentary examining the treatment of America’s gray wolves, has won the eighth annual Animal Content in Entertainment documentary grant offered by The Humane Society of the United States.
“This feature-length documentary from filmmaker Julia Huffman follows the work of renowned environmentalist and National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has studied wolves in the field for 44 years. The film explores the role wolves have played through American history, including their esteemed place in Minnesota’s Ojibwe tribe, and how their recent de-listing in certain regions from the federal Endangered Species Act could push the animal’s population to the brink of collapse.” -HSU Source 

Jill Fritz of HSUS
 Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell of Apex Protection Project along with Jill Fritz of HSUS will be leading a Q&A session after the screening of ‘Medicine of the Wolf’

Watch the following video entitled “What is Apex?”

Paula Ficara makes an appearance in the film Medicine of the Wolf

Photo: Left to right- Paula Ficara,  Steve Wastell and Julia Huffman 

July 15-17, 2016 • West Yellowstone, Montana

For more about Speak for Wolves Event; Program, About, Location, Announcing Speak for …, Lodging & Camping! & News Go to www.speakforwolves.org

Looking into the eyes of the wolf it’s like you are seeing your own soul. ~ Paula Ficara,  ‘Medicine of the Wolf’


At this year’s event – Speak for Wolves will be featuring the French artist Virginie Baude 

July 15-17, 2016, Speak for Wolves is extremely proud to announce that French artist Virginie Baude will be displaying her beautiful and inspiring paintings at this year’s event! www.speakforwolves.org
 “Virginie Baude is dedicating herself to create images that convey the intensity and spirit of the wild and to inspire the viewer to preserve all that is natural wild and free. She is greatly inspired by the wolf because it is emblematic for the great wild places remaining and is a symbol of a free spirit living among us.”  www.amongthewolves.com


The Artist Virginie Baude

About Virginie Baude, her life, her art and her love of wildlife
A native of France, Virginie E Baude has always loved wild animals, especially the large ones of the North. She imagined them as she was reading Jack London’s books as a child. She began drawing these animals early on and her talent was noticed by her teachers and closed ones.

A Howl In The Storm – oil on linen – 20×30

Instead of taking the Art route, Virginie received a Master’s Degree in France in wildlife biology and learned more about animals’ behaviors and ecology.
After graduation she came regularly to the American West and started her first wildlife encounters while in Yellowstone National Park, Denali National Park in Alaska and in the Canadian Rockies. She finally made permanent move to America and now resides in the Teton Valley, just outside of Jackson Hole, WY.


On the hunt – oil on linen -24×30

As a self-taught artist, Virginie began using charcoals and acrylic paints to depict vast wilderness landscapes and wild animals. She now paints with oils, and it has been a love affair since then. She appreciates the spontaneity and freedom the medium leaves her.


The Story Teller – oil on linen – 36×60

Her work is contemporary, fresh, made of abstract shapes, impastos and is impressionistic. She is interested in textures, the study of colors and light and always tries to capture the true essence of the wild animals.

The colors are enough to set the mood…

She also reviews literature to study different styles and techniques and finds inspiration in the work of the old Masters such as Sargent and Zorn and other contemporary artists she admires, including Bob Kuhn, Jeremy Lipking, Mickael Klein, Jeremy Mann, James Reynolds, Greg Beecham…and whenever possible she studies under the guidance of contemporary masters such as Zhaoming WU and Huihan Liu.


www.amongthewolves.com website of artist Virginie Baude

Museum and gallery trips help get her creative juice flowing as well as the seasonal field trips to Yellowstone to observe wildlife and most importantly wolves.


Peaceful warrior – oil on linen – 36×48

paint wild animals but have the greatest admiration for the wolf …

Virginie Baude will be at Speak for Wolves event July 15-17, 2016 in West Yellowstone, Montana. We hope you can be part of this family-friendly event, too! www.speakforwolves.org

To find out more on Virginie Baude and her art go to: www.amongthewolves.com

The wolf has forever been misunderstood…
~Virginie Baude