Ms. Marilyn Shafer Bush did a beautiful watercolor of a young Mountain gorilla. It was entitled "Let Me Be" and was put into a limited edition print and was exhibited at Planet Hollywood in New York for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's first ever fundraising event in New York. The painting was done in 1995 and this gorilla had the most beautiful face but very sad eyes. Unfortunately, or fortunately for the Fund, every print was sold and there are no more.
In 1997 Ms. Bush had a wonderful exhibit to coincide with a lecture which she chaired given by Dr. Dieter Steklis who was then Executive Director of the Karisoke Research Center and his wife, Netzin Gerald Steklis. The lecture was presented at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. Because of her devotion to the gorillas and her helping the fund through her art, Ms. Bush was given an infant gorilla adoption and award by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
Ms. Bush was a wonderful supporter of DFGFI and it was a pleasure having known and worked with her.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. We are committed to promoting continued research on their threatened ecosystems and education about their relevance to the world in which we live.
In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, health, training and economic development initiatives.
If you are interested in learning more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and its work, please visit our website at www.gorillafund.org.
Director of Development