SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Robinson's Rescue and Rainforest Art Foundation are collaborating to host Art of the Dog, a mixed media visual arts show at the Marlene Yu Museum. The exhibit previews during Robinson's Rescue's 10th annual Best in Sheaux ticketed fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Rainforest Art Foundation will hold a public reception for Art of the Dog as an early Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Artists were given loose guidelines, such as, “It must be able to hang on the walls”, and “It must contain dogs”, which encouraged a variety of submissions from the Shreveport-Bossier area. The juried show now boasts dog-centric acrylic pieces, graphite drawings, digital paintings, photography, and other media. From loving tributes to commissioned work, every piece selected is bursting with personality as diverse as the dogs they portray.
“Our relationships with canine companions demonstrate the innate desire to connect with nature. We hope that the empathy and love that inspired Art of the Dog can be extended to all living things,” says Foundation Director Stephanie Lusk.
Art of the Dog will feature artworks from the following artists:
Dawn Ash, Maria Ashcraft, Baygent Baker, May Elizabeth Berry, Julie Burton, Christy Chavez, Cathy Cobb, Trudy Daniel, Adena Helm, Jim Huckabay, Jenny Lankford, Douglas Luedeman, Janet Maines, Nina Murray, Karen K. Pearce, Jeanne Marie Reed, Rhonda Rogers, Jessica H. Stevens, Robert Streeter, Wesley Touchstone, Jessica Trihn, and Debbie Unverzagt.