Mayuka (ma you kah) Thais (ta ees)- A bilingual, bicultural, singer-song writer, edutainer and artist holds a BFA in Fine Arts Painting, a Minor in Art Education from Otis College of Art and Design and a Child Development License. She has been in the edutainment industry in Tokyo, Japan since 5 in educational multi-media products for Columbia Music Entertainment & Polygon Records. Her recent edutainment work has been for Benesse’s Shimaijro children’s program as the main bilingual actress/singer.
Her artwork was chosen for Terry Zwigoff’s film “Art School Confidential,” and to date she has won numerous art, scholarship & grant awards.
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"My Elephant, An Artists' Journey"
Featured Guest: Mayuka Thais /with Guest Melya Kaplan
Mayuka’s journey as an artist began at a young age. Looking beyond text book teachings, Mayuka discovered her own interpretations of what she noticed when looking at an elephant at the zoo.
Mayuka’s developmental studies lead her to a much richer understanding which later inspired her advocacy for elephants.
Find out how Mayuka’s connection with elephants first began and why elephants became a “symbol” of life for her. Join us as we retrace Mayuka’s journey as an artist and learn the details of how she redirected her original intentions from that as an artist observing life to that of an advocate for life itself.
"My Elephant, An Artist's Journey"
“We need to be there with our own hands to create change together.” – Mayuka Thais
A Brief Look at Zoos and Elephants
Elephants have a natural lifespan of 60-70 years. Confinement among other zoo factors lead to the overriding problem and the leading cause of death to elephants in zoos. Mounting evidence reveals that elephants in zoos suffer due to chronic foot sores, abscesses, arthritis, and joint disease from their confinement in the average zoo enclosure which is often not suitable for these massive land mammals.
Join us as we trace Mayuka’s journey as an artist and learn the details of how she redirected her original intentions from that as an artist observing wildlife to that of an advocate for life itself.
Katia Louise hosts with an inspiring look at activism. Featuring popular artist, singer/ song writer, Mayuka Thais in a discovery of how her connection with elephants first began and why elephants became a “symbol” of life for her.
Guest Melya Kaplan of Voice For The Animals Foundation, makes a special appearance with an update as to the recent outcome regarding Billy at the LA Zoo.
Diva Vega is live in the chat room as the Coordinator for Simulcast Discussions.
“Concrete Evidence” brings exposure to the hidden cruelties and business practices behind zoo walls. An expert guest panel will spotlight the serious risk/health factors involved for elephants confined to zoos and circuses. Updates regarding the ongoing law suit against the City of Los Angeles will be discussed along with a focused look at the Billy, their lone remaining elephant who is showing symptoms of severe psychological distress as well as beginning stages of physical deterioration.
With Featured Guests: Mariana Tosca, David Casselman, Catherine Dolye, Sheryl Greene & Adam Roberts
Host, Katia Louise takes an educational look at Billy the elephant and his need to go to sanctuary. Learn from activist/ advocate Marci Morgan and activist/ journalist Georja Umano about quick and easy ways to help. Featuring song "When Elephants Cry" by singer/ song writer, Mayuka Thais.