Sunday, September 24, 2006
Caring Hearts-Creative Hands is Open!
Every year, we host an art show in our facility. Isn't that weird?
Not so weird when you consider that our Tri-Valley Facility was built with a beautiful professional gallery inside. The idea was to create a space that people would come to even if they weren't coming to visit dogs and cats, to perhaps encourage them to visit some anyhow, or encourage them to support the work we do.
One of the ways we do this is to partner with Las Positas College in Livermore to keep the gallery full. Rotating art classes throughout the year display their work in our gallery. (The picture above is from the last show.) It gives the students a chance to learn curating and gives us a chance to introduce our animals to new people. *
But each year, we host a special show, that we put on, that is open to Employees or Volunteers of Bay Area shelters and rescue groups.
The quality of work from the hands of people who use those same hands to care for homeless pets is stunning.
So, Caring Hearts-Creative Hands is open for 2006; you can come view this amazing art yourself during the public hours at our Tri-Valley shelter.
I will post some pictures from the show itself tomorrow. See you there!
*If you know of any Tri-Valley business who would like to sponsor the Las Positas' Art Shows, to assist with advertising, the artist's reception, expenses associated with displaying the art, please let me know at email@example.com.