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Elephants for Africa gets aid from Towson artist

Elephants for Africa gets aid from Towson artist

Elephants and Baltimore is not a combination that comes naturally to mind. Elephants for Africa wants to change that. The United Kingdom-based charity has launched an awareness campaign and a Towson artist is playing a key part.

Elephants for Africa is running a fundraiser during the holiday season to Jan. 9. The person who donates the most money will receive "Elephant Pals," an original piece of art by Emma Kaufmann. The 18-by-24-inch acrylic ink on special watercolor paper depicts two African elephants nuzzling each other.

On a cold day in a coffee shop in Towson, the warm African veld seems like a nice place to be. Kaufmann still speaks with a British accent, even...

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