Now in its 36th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually. This year’s featured artist is Joseph H. Sulkowski who refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism,” an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. He values his freedom to view the world as a poetic vision and then to express that vision in rich impastos and luminous transparent shadows on canvas. Hundreds of other artists will have their work on display at the Fine Art Exhibit located in Charleston Place.

Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins SEWE once again to entertain and delight attendees at the Gaillard Center. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Jack’s enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. In addition to frequent appearances on programs including “Late Night with David Letterman,” Jack hosts the three time Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild.” Seating is first-come, first-served on Friday, Feb 16 at 2 pm and Saturday, Feb 17 at 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm.

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, the Center for Birds of Prey will be conducting free flight demonstrations at Marion Square. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.

Day tickets are $25 per day for Friday and Saturday, $15 for Sunday and $50 for a three-day pass. Children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.  SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge.

For more information, visit www.sewe.com or call 843-723-1748.